Strathallan was one of the first boarding schools in Scotland to become co-educational. Our Junior House, Riley (7-13), caters for boys and girls, and there are four boys’ houses and three girls’ houses for senior pupils (13-18).
The stated aim of our Founder, Harry Riley, in 1913 was that the School should offer such a variety of academic work, sports and activities that there is an opportunity for everyone to excel at something, and thus gain in experience and confidence to develop their talents to their own advantage and to the service of others.
The foresight of our Founder is evident today and his vision is echoed in our main aim: “At Strathallan we aim to provide an outstanding education, academic, social and extra curricular, which give opportunities for all pupils to excel, thus developing their ability to benefit themselves and others.”
In today’s society it is vital that the educational process provides a variety of opportunities and also that it ensures that pupils are equipped to deal with the challenges which face them when they leave.
Central to an education at Strathallan are the academic programme and the curriculum which embrace both Scottish and English systems, thus providing a choice of subjects and courses suitable for a range of abilities and interests. We have strong links with Universities and other organisations throughout the United Kingdom and aim not only to achieve appropriate examination success, but also to develop the skills required for the future, a spirit of intellectual enquiry and interest in learning for its own sake.