Upper School Admissions and Fees


How to Apply to Albyn Upper School:


Step One › Complete Application Form and attach a passport copy and your child’s most recent school report

Step Two › Arrange a Tour

Step Three › Assessment

Step Four › Spend a Day in the Classroom

Step Five › Results and Offer of a Place

Step Six › Welcome to Albyn Upper School


For entrance to the Upper School, all candidates will go through a testing process adapted to the appropriate year group. Testing is broken down for each year group as follows:


Upper 1

Candidates are tested in Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. These written tests last for 4 hours with refreshment and rest breaks allowed during this time.


Upper 2

Candidates are tested in Maths and English. These written tests last for 2 hours.


Upper 3

Candidates are tested in Maths, English and a Science of your choice. These written tests last for 2 hours 30 minutes.


Upper 4

Testing in Upper 4 involves sitting written tests in the subjects the candidate would like to study. They may be tested in up to 8 subjects. We recommend that the candidates sit these tests over a few days as we want the candidates to do the best they can.


Upper 5 and Upper 6

The testing process for senior years is dependent on the predicted grades of a candidate. If a candidate has previously studied National 5s or GCSEs, these predicted grades will be used as a preliminary basis for entrance. If a candidate has previously studied at a school with a different education system then we will test the candidate in all 5 subjects they desire to study. Both types of candidates will then have an informal interview with the Headmaster.


Upper School Fees 2021-2022

Tuition Fees Autumn Spring Summer Year
Albyn School Upper 1 – 6 £5,839 £5,109 £3,649 £14,597
Tuition fees are payable 30 days after date of issue of fee note


  • Parents are reminded that examination fees are charged by the Examination Boards for every examination taken by pupils. Charges will be billed at the appropriate time.
  • Charges are also applicable for materials used in certificate courses for Art & Design.
  • Examination Board charges for short module courses will also be billed where pupils have registered to undertake a course or courses.
  • Reductions of 50% on the fees for a third, or any subsequent, child in the family will apply for pupils attending school on a full time basis from Pre-School Nursery onwards. (reduced to 35% on 25 August 2022).
  • We would ask parents to note that charges for Before and After School Care, and other “Extras”, are due within 14 days of the Fee Bill date.
  • An administration fee of £25 will be made for each cheque or direct debit application which is returned unpaid by your bank.
  • Parents are reminded that a full term’s written notice is required for notice on withdrawal of a pupil. Should this not be received then a terms fee in lieu of notice will be payable.


If you have any questions about the entrance process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on admissions@albynschool.co.uk

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