Welcome from the Headmaster
Our world is changing fast, and today’s children will be competing in their adult lives with artificial intelligence, as well as with bright, able and well-educated people from other countries and cultures. What we have traditionally regarded as essential knowledge is being augmented by the requirement for life skills, thinking skills, creative skills and people skills, all of which are becoming ever more important.
In 2007, Aberdour developed PAL, providing a truly individualised education with breadth and flexibility. We have supported PAL with major investments in our staff, our systems, our buildings, our IT and our resources, and the combination of a child-focused education. Genuinely innovative teaching has made a real difference to the children’s skills, achievements and enjoyment of life.
Our Vision gave us a clear view as to how we could give your children even more of the skills that will equip them to make the most of their senior schools and their adult lives. It is also a clear view of how we can continue to do things that other schools are not offering. In short, at Aberdour creativity, aspirational development and technology have been embedded with challenge, opportunity and exciting teaching, along with nurturing care, encouragement and personalisation for each child.
We also believe that education should be exciting and fun, and that children should be encouraged to smile and laugh as well as to learn and think, to work and play.
Aberdour is a school which addresses the opportunities of the future, rather than those of the past. If you are looking for a school which understands young children and is serious about giving them the best possible preparation for life, I very much hope you will come and visit us.
'Independent School Head of the Year, 2010/11'Independent School Awards