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  • Strathallan School
    PH2 9EG
  • Head: Mark Lauder
  • T 01738 812546
  • F 01738 812549
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Perth & Kinross
  • Pupils: 605; sixth formers: 206
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £15,354 - £27,360; Boarding £29,181 - £41,829 pa
  • Open days: March and October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

What we can say with confidence is that sport at this school is incredible. We were treated to what we can only describe as the ‘wall of glory’: a dazzling photographic display of all the pupils currently representing the school at national and international level. The head has his own piper, who organises the piping before chapel. We were agog when he greeted us at the front door of the main school in full kilt. But we had arrived on Wednesday...

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What the school says...

Central to Strathallans ethos is providing the opportunities for all pupils to excel, challenging them, offering support and building confidence through a range of experiences. The focus is very much on the individual who is appreciated for his/her contribution in whatever area of School life. We have a unique Choral Scholarship programme in conjunction with St Ninians Cathedral in Perth.

We are an international community with pupils, foreign nationals (15%) and ex-patriots, and we relish the range of cultures, beliefs and experience to which our pupils are thereby exposed.

Located in 153 acres of Perthshire countryside, our facilities are outstanding and include two synthetic hockey pitches, Swimming Pool, purpose built Computing, Art, and Design Technology facilities all on the one campus. We have an exchange programme with schools in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and run cultural and sports trips abroad and within the UK.

Being a member of the Strathallan community is a wonderful experience in itself but vitally it is also an outstanding preparation for the future.
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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


Since 2017, Mark Lauder, who by his own admission is anything but a ‘patrician’ public school head. After a Scottish state school education, marred by the teachers’ strikes of the early 1980s, he showed his mettle by earning an MA in English literature and history at Aberdeen. He then went to win a graduate scholarship for research to Oxford and two half blues in rowing.

Clearly made of strong stuff, and we found him to be an eloquent and charming communicator with a strong vision for the future of the school. Previously head of Ashville College, he has also been deputy head and head of boarding at Felsted School, Essex, head of history and then housemaster at St Edward’s School, Oxford, and before that head of history and master in charge...

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Special Education Needs

Strong features of support for learning include: systematic identification of pupils with specific learning difficulties; sensitive support for individual pupils; well-planned arrangements for pupils requiring special assistance with examinations; informative advice to teachers on the learning needs of pupils requiring support; an appropriate range of programmes for pupils for whom English is an additional language; effective use of the expertise of external specialists such as educational psychologists and after school clinics run by a number of subject departments. The priority is to provide long term support for individuals and groups of pupils and to respond positively to the needs of pupils referred from individual departments. Teachers have been provided with briefings on issues such as dyslexia and the focus in the last year has been on helping departments adapt approaches and materials to pupils’ different needs. The department consists of two full-time members of staff with the help of three other teachers. The Head of Department provides specialist provision for pupils in the Junior House, Riley (ages 5-13). All pupils have screening tests on entry and extensive use is made of the arrangements available under both the English and the Scottish examination systems.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
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
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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