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Head's welcome

A thorough preparation for life through modern ideas and traditional values 

A non-selective 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 are a school of diverse cultural backgrounds and seek to provide a world-class education for all our students.

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 equipping our students with character, capabilities and confidence to discover and develop the talents and interests to the highest possible standards, to lead healthy lifestyles and be inspired to help make the world a better place. Such people lead happier lives.

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 diligent, even in adversity.

As parents, we wish our children to grow up to be happy and successful, but also to be good people. At Gordon’s we want nothing less. We want Gordon’s to be recognised as one of the finest schools in the world, not just for our achievements, but also for the calibre of young people we develop: the progress they make, the lives they lead and the difference they make to the lives of others.

Andrew J Moss MEd
Head Teacher 

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