17-23 Queens Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB15 4PB
10 reasons to choose Albyn School, Lower School
Albyn School, Lower School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 80. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Aberdeen and one of the 3 best primary schools for 1 mile.
Albyn School, Lower School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2 and 12 years. The school has an academically selective admissions policy. It is the junior division of Albyn School, an all-through school to age 18. Albyn School, Lower School fees range from £3,332 (Rec) to £4,665 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Albyn School, Lower School has two classes per year rising to three in P6 or P7, and an average class size of 17 pupils.
The majority of Lower School pupils move up seamlessly to Albyn School at the end of primary years.
The Albyn School, Lower School curriculum
School curriculum is guided by the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. For history, geography, science and RME the school teaches the cross-curricular topic-based International Primary Curriculum from P1 to P7. The curriculum also includes PSHE, French, Spanish, Mandarin. Since the school’s merger with the Total French School, it has offered a bilingual curriculum for French nationals based on the principles of the Mission Laïque Française. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, outdoor learning to P2 and residential trips from P5.
Specialist teachers for sport and music throughout, for French from Primary 3, for art from Primary 5, and for most subjects in Primary 7.
Sport at Albyn School, Lower School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Primary 3.
The Arts at Albyn School, Lower School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the co-curriculum. All pupils learn an instrument in class and half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from P3. Choir, orchestra and several instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Albyn School, Lower School
Albyn School (0 miles); St Margaret’s School for Girls Senior Division (0.8 miles); Robert Gordon’s College (1.6 miles).