Skip to main content

What says..

A quintessentially Catholic school, with a strong academic tradition still closely attached to its Jesuit roots. St Aloysius is not afraid to combine modern thinking and technology with the best of old fashioned Catholic values. It’s out on a limb from the rest of Scottish education, but utterly dedicated to giving a rigorous academic, personal and spiritual grounding...

Read review »

Thank the school

Parents and pupils often have cause to acknowledge the help and support they have received from their schools, for example in helping in the choice of further education or careers. "Say thank you" allows you to send a quick note of appreciation to the school in general or to an individual teacher.

This is a thank you to your school, teacher or careers adviser who helped you to get where you are now.

Please fill in the fields below, which we will transform into a letter of thanks from you to them.

Leave blank if you want to thank the school as a whole

Years you were there

Can be left blank but, if you can, think of a few words that will bring a smile.

Other features

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

Head master

Since August 2016, Matthew Bartlett, previously head of Dover Grammar School for Girls. He spent his early teaching career at Manchester Grammar, before leading the history department at Nottingham High, and then spent eight years as deputy head at St Bede's College.

Academic matters

The Jesuit approach to education is summed up as ‘improvement in living and learning to the greater glory of God and the common good’. In practice this means educational rigour. Breadth in S1 and 2 includes French and Latin for all as well as three separate sciences fitted in by having a term of each. S3 and 4 offer Intermediate 2 in core subjects with everyone taking a language and a science (no general science but biology most popular by a small margin and a reasonable take up of more than...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Special Education Needs

Eight members of staff are involved in the specific delivery of learning support. They are directed by two specialist staff, one in the senior school and one in the junior school. Learning support is based primarily in the classroom, the department striving first and foremost to work with the classroom teachers in an advisory capacity in order to provide maximum support to pupils with difficulties. As far as possible the emphasis is on enabling all pupils to follow the mainstream curriculum of the school. Other strategies are adopted as required.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
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

  Zoopla sale properties   Zoopla rent properties   Hide Zoopla markers

Powered by Zoopla

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews, data and catchment:

Comprehensive catchment maps for English state schools inc. year of entry.
 School exam results by subject and performance GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of more than 1,100+ schools.
 Overall school performance by GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 School data comparison by A/B weighted, relative success and popularity.
 Compare schools by qualities and results.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription


 GSG Blog >    In the news >


Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Freezing dormitories and terrible food

3rd editions of Good Schools Guide - London North and South now available, all entries fully revised with 2016 results. Buy now...