Founded a century ago, Strathallan School, in Forgandenny, is an independent boarding and day school in Scotland for boys and girls aged 9–18. The school is a few miles south of the city of Perth.
In terms of location, pupils are afforded a wealth of luxuries. These include a glorious countryside setting with a 150-acre campus; a safe and secure environment for children to prosper and develop and a swift 40 minutes’ drive from the nearest international airport.
‘We are convinced that we made the right decision in placing our daughter at Strathallan. The School has been instrumental in her achieving her highest academic potential and ultimately gaining a place at Cambridge, quite apart from having a wonderful time which I know she will look back on with great fondness for the rest of her life.’
Founder, Harry Riley, set out core values upon which Strathallan School continues to thrive: ‘At Strathallan we aim to provide outstanding education, academic, social and extracurricular elements, which give opportunities for all pupils to excel, developing their ability to benefit themselves and others.’
Boarding and modern accommodation
Most of the School’s teaching staff and their families live on campus, creating a real home-from-home vibe. Located within its own campus, the Junior House also has access to the facilities of the main School. Senior Houses contain individual study-bedrooms for privacy, as well as common room and leisure facilities for winding down and spending time with friends.
‘I am already in love with the School after only my second week. I looked out of my bedroom window this morning and was greeted with the most spectacular views and glorious sunshine. I am in awe of the quality of teaching and can’t believe how much I have learnt. I have learnt more in two weeks than the equivalent to what would take a term to cover at my previous school, which is one of the most famous schools in the southern hemisphere and one of the elite seven. It is no secret that Scotland offers the highest education in the world. I am just delighted that I have been made so welcome and settled in so quickly.’
Charlie, new international boarder
‘… Being a member of the Strathallan community is a wonderful experience in itself, but crucially it is also an outstanding preparation for the future, which Strathallan can certainly say with pride is what they offer.’
A visiting professor
Recreation and facilities
Pupils have can choose from over 55 activities to choose from weekly. Strathallan has a golf course, extensive playing fields, strength & conditioning centre, very successful Tennis and Clay Pigeon Shooting Academies. There is also a state-of-the-art Design Technology Centre as well as an Art School.