Strathallan was founded in 1913 by Harry Riley in Bridge of Allan. In 1920 he moved the School to the current site in Forgandenny with 120 pupils. The boys were divided into three houses Nicol, Freeland and Ruthven. In 1927 Simpson House was created and after the war Leburn House was added.
A small number of girl pupils were introduced in 1979; the School now has three girls' boarding houses, Woodlands and Thornbank and Glenbrae.
Strathallan became a public school in 1935 through the support of former pupils David Bogie and John Maitland-Cowan who became the first trustees. Harry Riley sadly died during the war and control was passed to a Board of Governors in 1945.
The post-war School has steadily increased in numbers and now ranks as one of the top independent Schools in Scotland.
- Origins PDF 540KB
- Past, Present & Future PDF 377KB
- Strathallan School 1913-1920 PDF 1875KB
- Strathallan and the Great War, 1914-1918 PDF 1250KB
- Strathallan in the 1920s PDF 2355KB
- Strathallan in the 1930s PDF 2290KB
- Strathallan School 1920-1942 PDF 3045KB
- Strathallan in 1933 PDF 736KB
- A Colonial view of Strathallan, 1937-1941 PDF 1359KB
- A Grand Tour, 1938 PDF 682KB
- Strathallan in Wartime, 1939 PDF 1567KB
- Riley in the 1950s and 1960s PDF 1698KB
- Strathallan Roll of Honour PDF 94KB
- Harry Riley PDF 664KB
- David Bogie PDF 857KB
- William Smith Nicol PDF 271KB
- Freeland Estate PDF 568KB
- Freeland House PDF 451KB
- Girls at Strathallan PDF 1639KB
- Cricket at Strathallan PDF 1221KB
- Strathallan in the 1970's
- Dedication of Chapel 1962
- Harry Riley - My Boy & My Business
- Strathallan - A Short History
- Strathallan School Song
- Rugby Internationalists
- Cricket Internationalists