School life

Strathallan’s a busy, vibrant, caring community that welcomes pupils from all over the world.

Strathallan’s an inclusive, caring place with a deep sense of community and we welcome both day and boarding pupils, boys and girls. Though approximately two-thirds of our pupils board with us, our day pupils share the full Strathallan experience, enjoying their meals on campus and taking part in activities long into the evening and at weekends.

The importance of pastoral care

Everyone takes part in the pastoral life of the School. Our teachers get involved in the many activities beyond the classroom, enabling them to get to know pupils better and allowing pupils to see their teachers in a different light.

The majority of staff also live on campus with their families and that helps them to get to know the pupils outwith the classroom.
All teachers take their pastoral role very seriously. While pupils have a formal link with their Housemaster or Housemistress and their tutor, they can contact any member of staff at any time for help and advice. That’s where the relationships built up on the sports field, in the theatre or in music can bring positive benefits to other areas of our pupils’ lives.

This close understanding between pupils and staff allows us to celebrate individual successes but also to learn from things that don’t go quite as well. We always aim to respond positively to lessons learned and take the opportunity to move on and improve.

Excellent report by the Care Inspectorate

In 2019 we received an excellent report following a rigorous inspection by the Care Inspectorate, the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care.

“Students told us they felt safe at Strathallan across the whole campus and very comfortable in their boarding houses. We heard that there was a very supportive ethos across the student body… Promotion of self esteem was evident within an overall ethos of achievement and success…. Very high quality systems were in place to promote and support learning for all students.”

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