Life at Albyn
Our iconic Albyn Green blazer is a symbol of unity within our School, regardless of age, gender, nationality and beliefs. Worn by every pupil from Lower 1 to Upper 6, the blazer is accompanied with a traditional kilt for girls in their individual choice of tartan, and smart dark grey trousers or shorts for boys.
In Scotland, a ‘clan’ is defined as a kinship group which gives a sense of shared identity and descent to members. When starting at Albyn School, pupils are allocated into one of four clans, Douglas, Forbes, Gordon and Stuart, in which they will remain until they leave in Upper 6. Our clans offer opportunities for pupils of all ages to come together, and creates a support network throughout the school.
Every year clans organise and participate in events such as the Swimming Gala, Clan Quiz, Musician of the Year, Sports Day, Clan Debate and various clan charity events. These encourage pupils to take an active part in the co-curricular programme offered by the school and foster a “healthy competition” between the clans.
Travel to school
We encourage pupils to be eco-friendly when travelling to and from school. We have a school bus service which pupils can take to and from school. The bus services stop in the following areas:
- Bus 1: Stonehaven / Muchalls / Newtonhill / Portlethen / Cove
- Bus 2: Inverurie / Kintore / Blackburn / Kingwells
We also have a drop-off zone at the front of the school for pupils to get to school safely. If you would like more detailed information on the bus service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health and Well-Being
The health and well-being of our pupils is of upmost priority at Albyn School. Our caterers, BaxterStorey, take a fresh approach to lunches by offering a large range of nutritious, delicious and locally sourced meals. They are happy to cater to all dietary requirements as required. While we appreciate that not every child enjoys sports, we encourage our pupils to be as active as possible from a young age to develop good habits for the future. We offer a vast range of sports for pupils to choose from and our fitness suite is open to older pupils who wish to train or maintain their general fitness levels.
We want our pupils to feel safe and support at Albyn School which is why we have developed an extensive support network within our School. Our pupils are taught to support and care for one another and each pupil has a number of members of staff, such as their form teachers, head of clan or a member of our pastoral team, with whom they can discuss any issues they have no matter how big or small.