Strathallan School is operating remotely through Strath Worldwide
Following the closure of schools in Scotland in March 2020 as part of the nationwide COVID-19 response, Strathallan School returned for the Summer Term operating through our remote teaching programme Strath Worldwide. In accordance with the Scottish Government's plans in relation to the reopening of schools, the school site will remain closed and Strath Worldwide continue to be our provision for all pupils until term ends on Saturday 27th June. Speech Day and Prizegiving will continue in a virtual format on Saturday 27th June (details to follow soon).
The 2020-21 session will recommence on Wednesday 2nd September as previously published, and we will be guided by national and industry advice and best practice to determine how learning will be delivered to Strathallan pupils around the world. It is anticipated that term dates for the session will then also continue as published.
Health and Wellbeing
Strathallan's primary concern in these times is the safety, health and wellbeing of our whole community. Whilst we have implemented our own measures necessary to protect pupils, staff and parents through the use of guidance applied to the specific layout and needs of Strathallan, we are also using external health and safety experts to scrutinise and improve our plans in consultation with our School Medical Officer.
We are preparing to offer two weeks residential isolation to overseas pupils who require this in order to attend school after entering the UK, which is being introduced next month and assuming this will still be required in Mid-August. These two weeks will include some learning and physical activities to prepare pupils for the new academic year after a term online in differing time zones around the world. We are also making provisions for half terms (and possibly the longer holidays) in the next academic year to be spent at school if there is a need or demand for international pupils to remain in the UK once here.
We are members of the BSA's COVID-Safe Charter guaranteeing we will comply with all government rules and guidance and will meet the specific requirements of the charter when boarding reopens.
Respect For All
Promoting and protecting the mental health and personal wellbeing of all pupils is of paramount importance, not least during this COVID-19 Pandemic. The school will continue to offer support to all its pupils around the world through our sector-leading pastoral care and the specific additional measures, including the 'Wellbeing Well' resources available to all members of our community plus the enhanced individual Tutor input for each young person that has been in place since the start of StrathWorldwide. All pupils will be reminded of the school’s values and zero tolerance of bullying behaviour in any form, with specific additional input relating to COVID-19 issues.
We are continuing to process enquiries and admissions in all yeargroups, and whilst we are unable to accommodate in-person visits we have put together a comprehensive 'virtual visit' programme to give you an introduction to life at Strathallan. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of our Admissions team, please contact email@example.com