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Facilities and Location

With a dramatic coastline to the east and located between the River Don and the River Dee, Aberdeen city offers a very high quality of life to families moving into the area. To the west, the Cairngorms National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty that draws in walkers, climbers and skiers while within a short distance of the city, there are empty beaches, picturesque fishing villages and dramatic cliff top scenery. Granted a royal charter in 1179, Aberdeen emerged as a fishing and trading settlement later developing paper making and textile industries. Today, Scotland’s third largest city is dominated by energy related industries making it the financial and commercial hub of a city with a population of over 220,000.

Famous for its striking architecture, the Granite City is a modern cosmopolitan city that offers every convenience for families. In Union Street and surrounding areas there are over 800 shops, restaurants, cinemas and bars including all the most familiar high street names. The city also has a diverse musical and cultural heritage centred on its theatres, cinemas, art gallery and Music Hall. Aberdeen also has ornate parks and gardens including the impressive Winter Gardens at Duthie Park. The city’s recreational facilities also include golf courses, swimming pools, Scotland’s largest bowling alley and Pittodrie Stadium – the home of Aberdeen Football Club, the Beach Leisure Centre, Aberdeen Sports Village and the Linx Ice Arena.

The life of the School and the city are inextricably linked. Our choirs and orchestras perform at the Cowdray Hall and Music Hall. Our older sports teams train at the Aberdeen Sports Village, while our older pupils benefit from contact with both the major oil companies and the city’s two universities. Apart from attending lectures and outreach programmes, we currently share a boathouse with Robert Gordon University on the River Dee. Both universities continue as destinations for many of Albyn’s pupils while representatives from both universities sit on the School’s governing body. Aberdeen presents a modern, thriving cultural environment that offers a host of opportunities that benefit both Albyn’s pupils and their families.

In 1925 the School moved onto its current site in Queen’s Road. The Queen’s Road buildings marry together the original architecture of 19th century merchants’ houses with the most contemporary 21st century design. The School has continually built and redeveloped its teaching facilities creating specialist departmental areas, ICT suites, business education facilities, music practice rooms, art and design studios and numerous classrooms. In August 2007, Albyn School opened a brand new state of the art Lower School building. The building has three floors and 14 wonderfully bright classrooms that look out across Aberdeen.  Its most recent phase of development led to the construction of three new laboratories in 2011 to meet the needs of increasing numbers seeking careers in science, engineering and medicine.  The new senior block comprises of of ten modern and spacious classrooms for the teaching of Mathematics, English and Technology. Locatedover two floors this new classroom block is raised up on columns to preserve the existing playground area beneath. Overlooking the Queen’s Road, the four traditional Victorian villas are now complemented by contemporary structural glazing that forms part of the new light and welcoming entrance to the School.

Facilities and Location

With a dramatic coastline to the east and located between the River Don and the River Dee, Aberdeen city offers a very high quality of life to families moving into the area. To the west, the Cairngorms National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty that draws in walkers, climbers and skiers while within a short distance of the city, there are empty beaches, picturesque fishing villages and dramatic cliff top scenery. Granted a royal charter in 1179, Aberdeen emerged as a fishing and trading settlement later developing paper making and textile industries. Today, Scotland’s third largest city is dominated by energy related industries making it the financial and commercial hub of a city with a population of over 220,000.

Famous for its striking architecture, the Granite City is a modern cosmopolitan city that offers every convenience for families. In Union Street and surrounding areas there are over 800 shops, restaurants, cinemas and bars including all the most familiar high street names. The city also has a diverse musical and cultural heritage centred on its theatres, cinemas, art gallery and Music Hall. Aberdeen also has ornate parks and gardens including the impressive Winter Gardens at Duthie Park. The city’s recreational facilities also include golf courses, swimming pools, Scotland’s largest bowling alley and Pittodrie Stadium – the home of Aberdeen Football Club, the Beach Leisure Centre, Aberdeen Sports Village and the Linx Ice Arena.

The life of the School and the city are inextricably linked. Our choirs and orchestras perform at the Cowdray Hall and Music Hall. Our older sports teams train at the Aberdeen Sports Village, while our older pupils benefit from contact with both the major oil companies and the city’s two universities. Apart from attending lectures and outreach programmes, we currently share a boathouse with Robert Gordon University on the River Dee. Both universities continue as destinations for many of Albyn’s pupils while representatives from both universities sit on the School’s governing body. Aberdeen presents a modern, thriving cultural environment that offers a host of opportunities that benefit both Albyn’s pupils and their families.

In 1925 the School moved onto its current site in Queen’s Road. The Queen’s Road buildings marry together the original architecture of 19th century merchants’ houses with the most contemporary 21st century design. The School has continually built and redeveloped its teaching facilities creating specialist departmental areas, ICT suites, business education facilities, music practice rooms, art and design studios and numerous classrooms. In August 2007, Albyn School opened a brand new state of the art Lower School building. The building has three floors and 14 wonderfully bright classrooms that look out across Aberdeen.  Its most recent phase of development led to the construction of three new laboratories in 2011 to meet the needs of increasing numbers seeking careers in science, engineering and medicine.  The new senior block comprises of of ten modern and spacious classrooms for the teaching of Mathematics, English and Technology. Locatedover two floors this new classroom block is raised up on columns to preserve the existing playground area beneath. Overlooking the Queen’s Road, the four traditional Victorian villas are now complemented by contemporary structural glazing that forms part of the new light and welcoming entrance to the School.

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