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  • Queen Victoria School
    FK15 0JY
  • Head: Mr D Shaw
  • T 01786 822288
  • F 01313 102926
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 10 to 18
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Stirling
  • Pupils: 265
  • 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..

With a mission 'to provide stable and uninterrupted education for the children of Scottish service personnel', has to balance an imposing site steeped in military history with the need for a 'home from home' environment for children with parents on inaccessible active service. Founded by public subscription as a memorial to Scots who fell in the South African wars, has been co-ed since 1996. The magnificent chapel is dedicated to Queen Victoria...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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