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  • Queen Victoria School
    Dunblane
    Perthshire
    FK15 0JY
  • Head: Mr D Shaw
  • T 01786 822288
  • F 01313 102926
  • E enquiries@qvs.org.uk
  • W www.qvs.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 10 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Stirling
  • Pupils: 265; all full boarders from Forces families; sixth formers: 30
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Boarding: Funded by the MOD but a parental contribution is expected for some expenses.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

A very firmly Scottish school using only the Scottish curriculum. Military music is king of the activities curriculum. QV pipes, drums and dancers (PDD) are renowned throughout Scotland and perform in the Edinburgh military tattoo and all over the world. Every pupil must learn one PDD skill. Marching is also compulsory and during our visit pupils joining after S2 (year 10) were doing daily catch up marching practice. One of the few schools where pupils really do look smart and seem to enjoy it. Formal dress is real...

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Head

Since 2016, Mr Donald Shaw, previously senior academic and deputy head.

Academic matters

A very firmly Scottish school using only the Scottish curriculum. Forces children often find themselves moving from school to school – the known record is 11 and the average four or five – so P7 (approximately half way between top primary and first year secondary in English terms) is used to assess and consolidate. The very occasional pupil may have to repeat a year at this stage. After the entry year spent consolidating in three streams (red, green and blue) carefully not labelled by ability, pupils are setted (by ability) for maths, English and sciences. Curriculum is trad but flexible, classes not more than 20. Down to earth labs (new ones on the way as part of a complete classroom rebuild planned by...

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Special Education Needs

Although the school is selective, this does not preclude children with Special Educational Needs from achieving a place. There is a small but experienced SEN teaching staff at QVS, who ensure that they have the requisite training to deal with SEN requirements as they arise. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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