Where creativity can flourish
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The junior part of the School is called Riley, Junior House and accepts boys and girls, boarding and day, from ages nine to 13.
With around 75 pupils Riley is small enough for everyone to get to know each other yet big enough to encourage diversity and healthy competition.
In Riley the foundation is our strong classroom-based learning experience and our exceptional programme of extra-curricular activities. What is equally important though is our focus on creating a supportive and nurturing environment. As a result, our pupils are confident, eager to try something new, polite and well-mannered. We listen to them and ensure that they are happy and well looked-after every day.
Emma Lalani, Housemistress
The House has its own separate area on campus (including classrooms) but has the dual benefit of full access to the extensive facilities of the whole School. That means Riley pupils have use of some of the best sporting and recreational facilities of any School in Scotland.
It’s a perfect balance: small classes, big resources. Our pupils enjoy the expertise of dedicated primary school teachers and the specialist input of subject teachers from the senior school. They have an idyllic place they can call their own while taking full advantage of the incredible resources right there on their doorstep.
Riley is a supportive and nurturing environment. As a result, our pupils are confident, eager to try new things, polite and well-mannered. We listen to them and ensure that they’re happy and well looked-after every day.
Our recent, excellent report from the Care Inspectorate is an endorsement of the high standards we set at Strathallan to make sure our children are well looked-after and happy when they’re in our care.
At Riley, there is a commitment to helping pupils discover things that inspire them – through their time in the classroom with their teachers, in activities alongside senior pupils and gap year students or making the most of our exceptional sports, music and drama facilities, Riley pupils develop their interests and find the activities they’ll wish to pursue throughout their school days. For many, it’s the start of a journey that sees them going on to perform at the highest level.
While the scale of our activities programme is a huge benefit to everyone in Riley, we never forget that children need some time to create their own games and adventures, learning as they play. From kicking a ball around with friends to exploring ‘the Valley’, our safe, secure 153 acre site is a wonderful playground that the children adore.