BEST SCOTTISH SCHOOL FOR STUDENT FACILITIES
All students deserve the very best facilities, regardless of their age. Whether it’s a brand new science block that will help the school advance academically, or a cosy sixth form centre for their older kids, each school that has received this award has taken into account all their students needs.
From a floodlit Astroturf pitch, to a full size swimming pool and shooting range, Fettes College seems to have it all. Their pride and joy is the Westwoods Gym, equipped with state of the art equipment to help students keep active. On top of their spacious classrooms and grounds, this school is doing all the right things for their pupils.
- Albyn School for Girls Aberdeen
- St George’s School for Girls Edinburgh
- Glenalmond College Perth
BEST SCOTTISH SCHOOL FOR SPORTS
Keeping active at school is a must for most students, especially for those who work hard and need time to burn off some steam. Regular sports competitions, personalised teaching and encouragement to try new sports are all aspects that we take into account when deciding which schools should be given this award.
Ballroom dancing, Scuba Diving, Ultimate Frisbee and Yoga- these are just a few of the niche sports that are on offer at Dollar Academy. Whether a child prefers team sports or enjoys working on their own skills, there is something for everyone at this exciting Scottish independent school.
- Merchiston Castle School Edinburgh
- Strathallan School Perth
- Lathallan School Johnshaven
BEST SCOTTISH SCHOOL FOR STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP
At Tavistock Tutors, we love to see students getting stuck in to entrepreneurial programmes and learning skills from the business sector that can help them in later life. Whether they’re thinking of becoming bankers or just interested in the stock market, we believe that the students who attend the schools on this list definitely have a headstart in the working world.
Lomond School is heavily involved in the Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) Programme, encouraging students to learn business skills from a young age. From learning how to invest money and handle finances, the children at Lomond who get involved in the enterprise schemes on offer are definitely equipped for future careers.
- Wellington School Ayr
- Kelvinside Academy Glasgow
- George Heriot’s School Edinburgh
BEST SCOTTISH SCHOOLS FOR UNIVERSITY PREPARATION
Every parent wants to be sure that their child will have the best shot at getting into a good university, particularly as they come to do A-Levels and start the application process. From providing useful interview workshops to helping students choose the universities that are right for them, these Scottish institutions send their off their pupils fully equipped for life after school.
Loretto School has a great reputation when it comes to sending their students to great universities. From Liberal Arts programmes in the US to Oxford and Cambridge, or even vocational courses in the UK and Europe, this school has experience in every sector of university education.
- Hutcheson’s Grammar School Glasgow
- Craigholme School Glasgow
- Morrison’s Academy Crieff
BEST SCOTTISH SCHOOLS FOR PASTORAL CARE
Students need to feel cared for at school, especially when the studying gets the better of them and exams come around. Whether they require around-the-clock support at boarding school, or just someone to talk to in a time of need, all the schools below know how to keep their students happy.
St Aloysius College wins this award due to the undivided attention they give to Pastoral Care at school. Not only do they maintain great relationships with parents, stepping in exactly when students need a helping hand, they also have multiple individuals caring for one year group at a time, so that no child is forgotten or left behind.
- The Mary Erskine School Edinburgh
- High School of Dundee
- Clifton Hall School Edinburgh
BEST SCOTTISH SCHOOL FOR EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES
While we appreciate schools that are academically high-achieving, we believe that extra-curricular activities are just as important, so that students have the chance to switch off and have fun alongside their studies. The recipients of this award provide their students with a wide range of opportunities, which go down well with every prospective parent.
The International School of Aberdeen has something for everyone, whether your child is sporty, enjoys board games or likes to play a musical instrument. We love that this school gets children involved in big ideas from an early age, through societies like their Model United Nations and Eco-Schools programme.
- Gordonstoun School Elgin
- Craigclowan Prep School Perth
- St Margaret’s School for Girls Aberdeen
BEST SCOTTISH SCHOOL FOR TRIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD
Schools are a great place to find out more about the world and explore, so we always reward institutions that try to get their students out and about as much as possible. From language trips to sports tours, these schools have excellent opportunities for venturing out.
St Leonard’s School promotes regular exchange programmes for their students, organising trips to the French Loire Valley and Dresden in Germany. They also offer annual skiing trips to the Alps as well as a Drama trip to New York, and students are constantly given the opportunity to explore their home of St Andrews in Fife.
- Beaconhurst School Sterling
- George Watson’s College Edinburgh
- Ardvreck Prep School Crieff
BEST SCOTTISH SCHOOL FOR LEARNING SUPPORT
For children who struggle at school, or just require extra time and attention to be productive in their studies, it can often be difficult to find the perfect school. Whether your child has Special Educational Needs or simply likes to be in an environment where they are confident asking for help, these schools do their best to prioritise outstanding learning support.
This Edinburgh School prides itself on its slogan of “small school, big impact”. With their individualised learning programmes which particularly support students with English as their second language, Basil Paterson Middle School ticks all the boxes.
- Fernhill School Rutherglen
- St Columba’s School Kilmacolm