Albyn School, founded in 1867, is located in the west end of Aberdeen with its sports fields at Milltimber. It is an independent co-educational day and boarding school of 650 pupils aged from 5 to 18, along with a nursery for 120 children aged 2 to 5. In 2018, the TOTAL French School amalgamated with Albyn, creating a hybrid curriculum for pupils based on the Mission Laique Francaise (MLF). It offers both the Albyn and hybrid curriculums.
Being the only boarding school in and around Aberdeen, Albyn has opened up many opportunities for families in the oil industry, and for those who live further afield, to have their children board full-term, weekly or flexi term.
The small classes and highly qualified staff create both a strong sense of community and academic success which has allowed pupils to progress in their future endeavours. University places have been attained at the likes of Edinburgh, St Andrews, Glasgow, Oxford and Cambridge. In 2018, two pupils achieved rowing scholarships to Yale University and Princeton University in the US.
Albyn provides the pupils with a choice of over 100 co-curricular activities including 28 weekly musical groups and over 30 sports teams.
Pupils embark on expeditions to India, Peru, Africa and Mount Everest, alongside sports, music and activities week trips to various different international countries including Switzerland and Iceland. In the next few months, pupils will travel to Beijing and China, Prague and France.
New subjects, initiatives and technology have progressed the pupils greatly. They are introduced to new technology, new languages, problem solving and the arts from an early age. As the pupils get older, they have access to top of the range computers with the latest CAD software, Photoshop, a 3D printer along with a recording studio and Google Chromebooks just to mention a few.