Strathal­lan - green space, a home from home and an ex­cep­tional breadth of op­por­tu­ni­ties for board­ers and day pupils

The Oban Times - - News -

Lo­cated in the heart of Perthshire, but with easy ac­cess to Ed­in­burgh and Glas­gow, Strathal­lan’s green and leafy cam­pus ex­pands to more than 153 acres. It in­cludes some of the best fa­cil­i­ties of any school in Scot­land and pro­vides the set­ting for day and board­ing pupils to take ev­ery ad­van­tage of the ex­cep­tional breadth of ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able to them.

At Strathal­lan our ethos is to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for ev­ery pupil to ex­cel; in prac­tice that means en­sur­ing each in­di­vid­ual, no mat­ter what their pas­sion or in­ter­est, is sup­ported to do well, achieve their per­sonal best and, im­por­tantly, en­joy their time at school. It is an ap­proach which leads to a rich di­ver­sity of pupil ex­pe­ri­ence and some ex­cep­tional achieve­ments - aca­dem­i­cally, in sports, the per­form­ing and cre­ative arts and other ar­eas.

Across the school, pupils can choose from more than 80 ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing fenc­ing to de­bat­ing, clay pi­geon shoot­ing to dance. Strathal­lan has carved out an ex­cel­lent rep­u­ta­tion for sports, both tra­di­tional team sports but also in in­di­vid­ual ac­tiv­i­ties. Teams are fre­quently to be found on the podium and in­di­vid­u­als have claimed medals in ski-ing, ten­nis, bad­minton, swim­ming, golf, karate and more, with many rep­re­sent­ing Scot­land and GB. Mu­sic and the per­form­ing arts are flour­ish­ing too and are set to strengthen with the re­cent ad­di­tion of a state- of-the-art dance and drama stu­dio.

Strathal­lan is also a school with strong fam­ily val­ues and a friendly and wel­com­ing at­mos­phere, some­thing that ben­e­fits enor­mously from the fact the ma­jor­ity of staff live on site. Our day pupils are part of the same houses as the board­ers, cre­at­ing a solid foun­da­tion for de­vel­op­ing friend­ships in and out of school.

From Ri­ley, our Ju­nior House, up­wards, our vis­i­tors tell us they get a real sense of Strathal­lan when they meet our pupils and see the school for them­selves. We en­cour­age you to do the same and wel­come vis­its at any time of year.

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