Sport & PE
Healthy bodies make healthy minds, and sport is a fundamental part of the Gordonstoun curriculum.
Every student will build their confidence and ability in a range of competitive and co-operative sports and activities. Our students are encouraged at every level of ability, from enthusiastic beginner through to individuals representing their regions or nations.
As you would expect from one of the UK’s leading private schools, our comprehensive facilities accommodate rugby, cricket, hockey, football, netball, tennis, squash, athletics, swimming and cross-country running. We are proud of our reputation for sporting success in many of these disciplines.
Students can also play volleyball, basketball, rounders, table tennis and badminton. They can go horse riding, skiing, mountain biking, snowboarding and do both karate and aerobics. As well as our own course (Scotland’s only five hole golf course, we believe!), there are eight golf courses within half an hour’s drive of the school, two of which are championship links courses.
At Gordonstoun our facilities also include a sports centre with an indoor climbing wall, a fully equipped strength and conditioning room, a full-sized floodlit hockey Astroturf, a 400 meter running track, an indoor swimming pool, four squash courts and a .22 rifle range.
Our students compete locally with neighbouring schools and adult clubs and play regular fixtures against teams across Scotland. In recent years, we have also toured the UK, Spain, the West Indies and South Africa.