Beyond the Classroom

It’s so important that our pupils have a healthy balance between their studies and activities. We offer a huge range of activities for our pupils to take part in and we would like to let you know a little about these below.

For a full list of the co-curricular activities we offer just now in both the Lower School and the Upper School, please see below:


Lower School

Choir / Junior Fideles / Musical Theatre / Orchestra / Recorders / Saxophony / Strings / Vocal Ensemble / Wind Group

Badminton / Ballet / Cross Country / Football / Golf / Hockey / Karate / Netball / Running / Skiing / Speed Training

Chess / Code Club / Craft Club / Euroquiz Club / French School Web Radio Club / History Club / Pocopops / Scripture Union


Upper School

French Film Club / Jeux at Activités / Spanish Film Club

A Tenor or Less / Acting Ensemble / Capriccio / Ceilidh band / Choir / Con Brio / Fazz Junk / Fideles / Intermediate Choir / Intermediate Vocal Ensemble / Music Theory / Orchestra / Percussion Ensemble / Saxophony / Sound Engineering/Radio / String Ensemble / Upper School Ensemble

Athletics / Cross Country Club / Ergos / Fitness Blast / Football / Golf / Hockey / Laser Session / Netball / Performance Squad  / Running / Skiing / Speed Training

RAF Cadets / Biology Club / Book Club / British Physics Olympiad / Creative Media Club / Duke of Edinburgh Awards / Entrepreneur Club / Formula 24 / French School Web Radio Club / Gardening Club / Geography Club / History Club / Literary and Debating Society / Mackie Society / Mindfulness / Model United Nations / Mythology Club / Puzzles and Strategy Club / Scripture Union / Warhammer Club / What if? Club / Young Enterprise

*These activities above are subject to change from time to time.


Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh



Music is a hugely popular subject at Albyn, not only do a large number of pupils select to study this but there are many different musical groups that practice every week. From the orchestra to the choir to unique music groups such as Fazz Junk, there really is something for everyone. A diverse mix of music is performed at musical concerts, school celebrations and out of school performances.

During lockdown, the music department and our pupils have worked immensly hard to continue their love for music through some fantastic virtual performances such as the Dambusters theme song, Highland Cathedral, Land of Hope and Glory and most recently, the brilliant performance of We Can’t Walk 500 Miles which appeared on BBC Breakfast and in the local news. Links for these can be found below:

Evening Express – May 2020

Evening Express – June 2020

Proclaimers Website

To learn more about the Music department, click here 

Here are some of these performances to enjoy 🙂

Young Musician of the Year & Shireff’s Cup 2020

Former pupils, Steph W and Imogen B singing the ‘Flower Duet’ at one of our Open Mornings:


Upper School Sports

Athletics / Badminton / Basketball / Cricket / Football / Golf / Gymnastics / Hockey / Netball / Rounders  / Skiing / Social Dance / Swimming / Tennis / X-Country

Our keen sporting pupils take part in competitions locally, nationally and internationlly.

  • One of our pupils, swimmer Toni S in Upper 6 had an excellent 2018, competing for Scotland at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and winning six medals at the Para Swimming European Championships in Dublin, including two gold. In 2019, Toni won bronze and silver medals in the S9 100m butterfly at the London 2019 World Para-swimming Allianz Championships. Toni has her has her sights set on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021! Toni was also nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2019.
  • The Albyn Rowing team wont the Scottish Head of the River Race in 2019.
  • Last year, Albyn School’s S2 Netball team became Scottish champions after their victory against St Columbas School in the finals of the Schools Scottish Cup S2 Gold category organised by Netball Scotland.

A little different than our usual sports day at our playing fields at Milltimber, our PE and Games department organised a fun-filled Virtual Sports Day! With live commentry from Mr Lamont and Mr Wilkie, inventive sporting challenges for the whole family to take part in and live/pre-recorded Q&A interviews with former Scotland rugby captain, Kelly Brown, GB international 400m runner, Zoey Clark and Olympic Swimmer, Amy Smith.

Have a look at the video below to see some fantastic pictures from the day!


Every year, the Albyn community is treated to fabulous shows between the Lower School and the Upper School. In the past few years, older pupils have dived into Shakespeare’s As You Like It, they’ve sang their hearts out in the marvellous musical, Evita and portrayed a unique and interesting performance of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Lower School put on a spectacular rendition of Bugsy Malone and were supposed to perform in Annie in April but this has been postponed to a later date.

Have a look at the photo montage below of these shows along with a fantastic musical surprise at the end!

This concludes our Virtual Tour. Thank you for joining us. We hope you’ve enjoyed having a look around the School. If you would like to arrange a Zoom call with a member of staff, please see details below of how to do so:

How to get in touch

To arrange a Zoom call with a member of staff please email with the following information:

  • Your and your child’s name
  • You child’s date of birth
  • Which year of entry for your child
  • Subjects they are currently studying
  • Preferred member if staff to speak with (if you have one)
  • Questions you would like to have answered
  • Availability to arrange the Zoom call

Our admissions team will contact you as soon as possible to arrange the Zoom call.


Get In Touch

If you have any questions about our admissions process or would like to find out more about Albyn School, we would love to hear from you so please get in touch.

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- Dr Long, Headmaster