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  • Lathallan School
    Brotherton Castle
    DD10 0HN
  • Head: Mr Richard Toley
  • T 01561 362220
  • F 01561 361695
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 1 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Angus
  • Pupils: 193
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £8,256 - £20,643; Boarding £25,590 - £28,299 pa
  • Open days: Open days - 7th October, 18th November 20th and December 2nd, 2021
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

Music everywhere - bagpipe boxes all over the porch and hall when we visited, both girls and boys in pipe bands much in demand for charities and have entertained Princess Anne of late, played in the Angus show, the Glamis gathering, Hollyrood parliament etc. Pipes and drums played at the battlefields in Belgium and compete in the Royal Pipe Band competitions. Scottish country dancing no longer has parental input; marvellous photographs in the porch of a junior Scottish country dancing lesson – note the kilt loops and the ecstasy on the faces of the young...

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What the school says...

Lathallan is a unique school that inspires individuals to thrive in its idyllic learning location within a 19th Scottish century castle on the North Sea coastline between Angus and Aberdeenshire.

A sector leader in Outdoor Education, Lathallan has been the No.1 Independent School in Scotland for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the past four years.

Within the classroom, pupils are given outstanding opportunities to achieve their full potential through a focus on small class sizes, with an average of 12 pupils per class. With leading facilities such as a new science centre, unique treehouse classroom, pupils excel in all aspects of the curriculum.

On the sporting field, Lathallan thrives. In 2018, they won the Scottish Schools Netball Cup S2 Bronze and Senior Silver Open. Rugby is a core part of the school as it hosts an annual 7s event and over 20 per cent of the school roll perform regionally or nationally at sport.

Lathallan is a non-selective school that offers weekly, flexi and full-board and is accessible through direct bus links throughout Angus and Aberdeenshire.

To experience all that we offer, please visit us. Watch the videos on our social media channels and website for more information.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2009, Richard Toley BA MPhil PGCE (40s), who joined Lathallan in 2006 as director of co-curriculum from nearby High School of Dundee. Degree from St David’s Lampeter, MPhil from St Andrews and PGCE from Strathclyde. He and his wife live on site, with their young now in school.

A historian, charming and relaxed, Mr Toley teaches classics (as in classical studies) and history in the senior school, and runs school with senior school head, Duncan Lyall BSc PGCE (40s), an Edinburgh lad, and Pamela Hossick, head of junior school since 2020, who has been at the school since 2009.

Mr Lyall, who read mechanical engineering at Edinburgh, is married with a brace of young, and came to Lathallan from Peebles High, having previously taught in...

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