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Gordonstoun School is a private boarding school in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

It was founded and opened in 1934. It is one of the most famous schools globally and is often described as the British Eton.

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The school has been a boys-only school since its inception.


Gordonstoun School has been featured in The Guardian newspaper.

In 2010, Gordonstoun was voted one of the top fifty most international schools in the UK and one of only three private schools to make it into the top fifty.

It is also ranked as one of the top ten most expensive boarding schools in Europe.

It is also known for being a member of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC).

Student life

The school’s student population is currently around 1,500, with about 700 of those being boarders.

The school has a strong focus on rowing and has a long tradition in the sport.

Gordonstoun is also home to one of Scotland’s oldest athletic societies known as the Gordonstoun Harriers.

The school employs a house system.

Each student is assigned to one of these houses upon arrival. Each year’s group also has its color.


The school has invested heavily in technology over the last decade, with a new computer room and a new ICT suite being built.

The school has also invested heavily in its radio station, Gairloch, which broadcasts on FM frequencies.

The education at Gordonstoun School is considered one of the best in the world.

The school is known for its emphasis on rowing and athletics and its strong academic focus.

Many famous people have attended the school, such as Prince Philip, Gordonstoun’s longest-serving Head Boy.

The school has a long history of producing successful alumni.

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