Clay target shooting is one of Scotland’s fastest-growing sports and here at Strathallan, we have a proud shooting tradition going back many years. We are also the only school in Scotland to have its own purpose-built Compact Sporting clay pigeon shooting facility boasting nine fully automated radio-controlled traps.
Several of our alumni have gone on to represent Scotland at the World Championships and amongst our current pupils we have some of the best young shots in the country representing both Scotland and the school at the World Championships last summer, including a current Colts World Champion; Ali T.
Over the past twelve years, we have been consistently placed in the top four at the British Schools’ Championships as well as pre-COVID-19 winning the Scottish Schools’ Clay Pigeon Championships 13 times in the last 15 years. And since its inception three years ago, we have won the renowned Holland & Holland British Independent Schools Competition once and been runners-up twice.
Without the opportunities the Shooting Academy provided me, I would not have had the ability or confidence to compete at both a national and international level after leaving Strathallan.
Polly Lightbody, Class of 2017, Scottish Ladies Team at the CPSA World Clay Pigeon Championships
Take your shooting further
Members of the Strathallan Clay Shooting Academy benefit from a specially designed programme of coaching which focuses on the practical element of shooting, as well as competition preparation. Our top coaches also offer expert tuition and guidance in technique, fitness, nutrition, strength and conditioning and sports psychology.
Your questions answered
How do I apply?
Interested in joining the Shooting Academy? The first step is to fill out an admissions enquiry form or get in touch with our Admissions Team.
Can I get a scholarship?
Scholarships are available to students looking to enter at S2 / Year 9, or S5/Lower Sixth.
What is the process for bursaries?
Anyone applying for a place at Strathallan can apply for a means-tested bursary. Full details of how to apply are available on our Bursaries page.
Latest news from Strathallan Shooting Academy
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Strathallan School sharpshooters Alasdair T and Molly H have achieved places on the Commonwealth and Olympic Trap development squads.
Strathallan students aim high at the Rugby Schools Clay Challenge 2023
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Ali sets sights on Olympic and Commonwealth targets
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Molly’s game: Perthshire pupil becomes first Scottish woman to win Welsh Junior Open
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