The School


Albyn School is an independent school for girls and boys aged 2-18. We are located in the North East of Scotland in a city called Aberdeen, often referred to as the ‘oil capital of Europe’.


Founded in 1867 as an all-girls school, Albyn School has spent the last 150 years evolving to become one of Scotland’s leading independent educational establishments. Located in the reputable west end of Aberdeen, our buildings are a beautiful blend of traditional 19th century granite villas and contemporary architecture, housing three nurseries, a lower school and an upper school.


We strive to continually redevelop our teaching facilities to keep up with the advancements of modern technology and the increase in pupils seeking careers in science, engineering and medicine. Recent construction has led to the addition of three new laboratories onto our science block, and last year we opened our Wood Foundation Engineering and Science Centre which includes a state of the art classroom where pupils can learn CAD software and 3D printing, and a workshop for pupils to experience technology and engineering first hand.


In our art department we have studios fitted with Apple Mac computers installed with the latest in Adobe software to teach digital design, and in our music department we have a fully equipped recording studio for pupils to record voice overs, podcasts and certified exam performances.


In School we have two gym halls and a floodlit all-weather court for playing sports. Once a week our pupils are transported a short distance to our playing fields at Milltimber for an afternoon of sports in the picturesque suburbs of Aberdeen.


Situated in the city centre, our School has easy access to the fantastic selection of sporting facilities Aberdeen has to offer, such as Aberdeen Sports Village, Aberdeen Snowsports Centre, award-winning golf courses and our River Dee boathouse which we share with Robert Gordon’s University. There are also numerous locations to watch and perform music, such as His Majestys Theatre, Cowdry Hall and the P&J Live – Aberdeen’s state-of-the-art event complex.

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"The school has a rich history that goes back more than 150 years”