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Curriculum Overview

In August 2007, Albyn School opened a brand new state of the art Lower School building. The building has three floors and 15 wonderfully bright classrooms that look out across Aberdeen. In 2015 we created a new Lower School Library and Lady Wood kindly opened the new Wood Lecture and Arts Theatre. It is there that we seek to engender a love of learning, knowledge and discovery. The Lower School benefits from a friendly, focused atmosphere fostering apurposeful work ethic.  We keep classes small enabling our teachers to devote individual attention to each child.

Our curriculum is informed by the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence and the International Primary School Curriculum. It is designed to prepare pupils for the breadth and rigour of work that they can expect in the Upper School. Learning is enriched through pupils’ access to specialist teachers for the delivery of Art & Design, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Music and PE. Classroom assistants provide additional support for pupils together with specialists who can provide assistance for any pupils who experience mild learning difficulties.

A broad range of complementary educational activities enrich the learning of pupils. There are many trips and visits that take place each year. These include walks around Victorian Aberdeen, exploring the Satrosphere Science Centre and activity weeks for older pupils, including residential trips to outdoor activity centres in Scotland. There are clubs for chess, gardening, badminton, Scottish country dancing, Spanish, Chinese, Karate, Ballet and Drama and much else besides. Assemblies and showcase events are used to celebrate success at all levels and create an atmosphere in which the children are encouraged to participate as well as support each other.  Pupils from the Upper School help out in our paired reading scheme, PE and Music, thereby enhancing the strong sense of community in the School.

Curriculum Overview

In August 2007, Albyn School opened a brand new state of the art Lower School building. The building has three floors and 15 wonderfully bright classrooms that look out across Aberdeen. In 2015 we created a new Lower School Library and Lady Wood kindly opened the new Wood Lecture and Arts Theatre. It is there that we seek to engender a love of learning, knowledge and discovery. The Lower School benefits from a friendly, focused atmosphere fostering apurposeful work ethic.  We keep classes small enabling our teachers to devote individual attention to each child.

Our curriculum is informed by the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence and the International Primary School Curriculum. It is designed to prepare pupils for the breadth and rigour of work that they can expect in the Upper School. Learning is enriched through pupils’ access to specialist teachers for the delivery of Art & Design, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Music and PE. Classroom assistants provide additional support for pupils together with specialists who can provide assistance for any pupils who experience mild learning difficulties.

A broad range of complementary educational activities enrich the learning of pupils. There are many trips and visits that take place each year. These include walks around Victorian Aberdeen, exploring the Satrosphere Science Centre and activity weeks for older pupils, including residential trips to outdoor activity centres in Scotland. There are clubs for chess, gardening, badminton, Scottish country dancing, Spanish, Chinese, Karate, Ballet and Drama and much else besides. Assemblies and showcase events are used to celebrate success at all levels and create an atmosphere in which the children are encouraged to participate as well as support each other.  Pupils from the Upper School help out in our paired reading scheme, PE and Music, thereby enhancing the strong sense of community in the School.

Where Albyn will take you...

Our pupils excel in our wonderful Lower School, they work hard and thoroughly enjoy their time here.

Mr Bertolotto, Head of Lower School

We challenge our pupils academically and help them to reach their full potential.

Mr Davies, Deputy Head of the Lower School