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Robert Gordons College
  • Robert Gordon's College
    AB10 1FE
  • Head: Mr Robin Macpherson
  • T 01224 646346
  • F 01224 630301
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Aberdeen City
  • Pupils: 1,542 ; sixth formers: 163
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £8,995 - £13,995 pa
  • Open days: Friday 29 October 2021; Friday 26 November 2021; Friday 25 March 2022; Friday 10 June 2022
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

One parent told us about bringing their boys to the junior school after a stint abroad, fearful that their patchy education would require remedial help. But staff took six weeks to assess them and turn them around. 'They seemed to really “get” our children and be able to solve the situation without resorting to too much overbearing intervention. Far more subtle and sensitive than we’d expected.' Science and maths are a particularly strong suit (we're still recovering from witnessing an experiment on a Sainsbury’s sausage)...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of college

Since September 2020, Robin Macpherson, BA, MSc, FRSA.

Head of junior school since September 2017 is Sarah Webb, previously attainment adviser at Education Scotland.


The school’s excellent academic results and lack of competition mean that it is oversubscribed. There is an interview for entry to nursery and for 5 year olds entering the junior school. Those over 9 will sit a test, as will any child entering the senior school. It is always worth applying, though, as those parents who are still involved in the oil industry can be quite a fluid population.

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Parents should contact the school directly to discuss provision for any additional educational needs. 09-09

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