About the School
Modern ideas, traditional values.
A non-selective state boarding school, Gordon’s School was established in 1885 at the behest of Queen Victoria and has since developed into one of the leading boarding schools in the UK. Situated in 50-acres of beautiful grounds with generous facilities, we seek to provide a world-class education that ensures all students learn how to be the best they can be.
Officially listed as one of Britain’s outstanding schools by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, we recognise that a good education is not just about outstanding examination results but a thorough preparation for life; it is about providing opportunities and experiences for all young people to find their talents and interests, develop good character, become accomplished and achieve across a range of disciplines and ultimately develop the confidence to go and make their mark in the world.
Like all good schools, great importance is placed on the quality of teaching in the classroom. Supported by talented, committed staff, as exacting as they are caring, we are one of the top performing schools in the country and have been for the last decade.
However, the real judgement of Gordon’s is the students. All who visit are struck by the friendliness, discipline and vibrancy throughout the school and by the family atmosphere, exemplified by the special rapport between staff and students. This is borne from a community that strives: to live with integrity, to be courteous, enthusiastic and disciplined, even in adversity.
As parents, we wish our children to grow up to lead fulfilled lives, enjoy healthy lifestyles and make a positive contribution to the wider world. At Gordon’s we want nothing less. We want Gordon’s to be recognised as one of the most respected and admired schools in the world, not just for our achievements but the calibre of young people we develop and the difference they make to the lives of others.
Andrew J. Moss MEd