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Proud not posh, this is a wee gem of a Scottish school hidden in the middle of Perthshire. All of the parents we talked to raved about the music provision. Over half of the school takes individual lessons every week. Climbing is a big sport, with a fantastic purpose built wall and a rather unusual bouldering room which means they can get scrambling from as early as P1...

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What the school says...

Morrison's Academy has a rich history and long tradition of successful academic teaching. A team of dedicated professionals, who cherish traditional values yet are flexible enough to place them within a modern context, guarantee a high-quality education.

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Rector and principal

Since August 2021, Andrew McGarva, the school’s 13th rector since its opening in 1860. Previously assistant head at Jersey College for Girls, he has taught both in the UK and internationally, with other roles including deputy head of prep and director of music at Kilgraston School, head of music at the British School in Tokyo as well as director of music at Wellington.


Children can and do arrive at any time into any year. Assessment for nursery and junior school and more or less automatic entrance into senior school from the junior. Some join the senior school at 11 from the state sector or from local prep schools such as Ardvreck or Craigclowan - assessment rather than exam.

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Special Education Needs

The school caters for those pupils whose needs can, on the whole, be met in the mainstream classroom with their peers. At the present time, we offer provision, to pupils with specific learning difficulties (mild/moderate dyslexia and dyspraxia) as well as pupils with mild emotional and behavioural difficulties. A small proportion of our identified pupils respond to measures that may include individual or small group work with an additional support needs teacher. This provision is provided in the Primary School where intensive teaching is offered to focus on Literacy and Numeracy needs. In Secondary, the vast majority of pupils will be taught in mainstream classes differentiated to suit individual need.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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 Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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