Albyn School A GSG School
- Albyn School
17-23 Queens Road
- Head: Dr I Long
- T 01224 322408
- F 01224 209173
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.albynschool.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Aberdeen City
- Pupils: 670
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £8,060 - £12,730 pa
- Open days: September, November and January
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
No tutors; pupils can, and do, relate to form teachers and guidance staff when in difficulty. Wickedness equals a yellow card, followed by a red card, usual punishment is an essay. Sense of community - school aims to boost the confidence of the shyest child. Policy of zero tolerance for drink 'n' drugs 'n' rock 'n' roll, so expect to be out for persistent...
What the school says...
Albyn School is an independent coeducational day school for pupils aged 2-18 located in the west end of Aberdeen with its playing fields at Milltimber. It comprises a nursery for children aged 2-5, a Lower (Junior) School for pupils aged 5-12 and an Upper (Senior) School for pupils aged 12-18.
It currently follows the Scottish system of education with Upper School pupils being entered for National 5 examinations (equivalent to GCSEs); Highers (equivalent to AS Levels) and Advanced Highers equivalent to A Levels. Nearly all pupils exit to universities - mostly in Scotland but also around the UK and abroad. While serving longstanding families within Aberdeen in recent decades the School has proved popular with parents who work in the oil and gas industries and the financial and engineering firms that support this sector.
Outside the classroom, the School offers a broad range of sporting and co-curricular activities. Major sports include athletics, football, hockey, netball, rowing and skiing. Large numbers are also involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Music with the School having numerous choral and orchestral groups.
The School is fortunate to be situated in a city and region that offers a very high quality of life to families moving into the area. Aberdeen is Scotlands third largest city, dominated by energy related industries with two world renowned universities. It has a diverse musical and cultural heritage centred on its theatres, cinemas, art gallery and Music Hall. The city also has over 800 shops and restaurants, including all the most familiar high street names. To the west of Aberdeen, the Cairngorms National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty that draws in walkers, climbers and skiers. Within a short distance of the city, there are empty beaches, picturesque fishing villages and dramatic cliff top scenery. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2008, Dr Ian Long BA AKC BA MA PhD FRGS FRSA (50s), educated at King’s College School, Wimbledon, read geography at King’s London and, after a brief spell with Shell (always good to get the outside perspective) worked in a variety of schools – all girls, co-ed, that sort of thing - before becoming head of sixth form at Brentwood, followed by eight years as (academic) deputy head of City of London Freemen's School, during which time he also did his doctorate (in rural council housing). Ridiculously over-qualified.
A lapsed rower and a clever clogs who came to a school on the cusp; the previous head had worked miracles: some a tad expensive. Long has tightened up the finance side. No more babies (staffing ratio hideous) and huge increase in...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|