The Scottish Government has announced further short-term restrictions with the aim of containing Covid-19 whilst a vaccination programme is rolled out. As a result, we have moved to online learning until we can welcome our students back onto campus. Last year, Gordonstoun parent Clare Cotton spoke to The Times newspaper about her positive experience of using our digital learning to educate five children. You can read the article here or her original interview here.
The First Minister of Scotland has said that schools will be the first to reopen when restrictions are lifted. We have adopted the Boarding Schools’ Association ‘Covid Safe’ Charter thereby promising to comply with all government rules and guidance and meet strict requirements set out by the BSA. This has allowed us to operate successfully during the pandemic and, following robust risk assessments, we were the only UK school to continue with a programme of residential sail training in 2020. We also safely continued with expeditions to the coast and into the countryside of the Scottish Highlands.
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