There is sibling discount available at 30% for third and subsequent children of school families whilst they remain at the College.
Please be aware the sibling discounts in place at August 2011, namely a 5% discount for a second child in the school (P1-S6) and a 40% discount for the third and subsequent child in the school (P1-S6) were frozen at this level for all children at the College at that date and, whilst they remain at the College, for their siblings should they come into the school thereafter.
The discount is allocated to the youngest sibling from Primary 1 upwards and is not based on the date of entry. This discount is not applicable to Nursery siblings.
When budgeting, families should consider annual ancillary costs including uniform, stationery, curricular day trips (some of which are chargeable), residential trips from Primary 5 and purchase of an iPad from Primary 7. Optional extracurricular trips are available from P7 onwards to UK and overseas destinations.
Families making use of additional services such as lunches, school buses, Out of Hours Care and Music tuition should consider these costs separately.
Families seeking to better understand annual ancillary costs for a particular entry point to the College, particularly Senior 1, should contact our Admissions Manager.
Robert Gordon’s College is an Early Learning and Childcare Funded Partner with Aberdeen City Council. Parents of children in the nursery who are eligible for the Early Learning and Childcare Grant will receive funding towards the cost of nursery fees. The funding is paid directly from the Council to the College and will be deducted from the invoice.
We also accept Childcare Vouchers applicable towards Nursery and out of hours care fees.
Our new Junior Foundationer Awards offer fee assistance to applicants entering Robert Gordon’s College Junior School. The Foundationer Awards offer pupils the opportunity to be part of a supportive community, whatever their background or interest, they can find their niche and excel.
Applications will be considered to all junior school year groups and awards will provide 25% fee assistance to the cost of annual school fees until the end of Primary 7. The award provides fee support to academically able pupils from families who would not otherwise be able to afford to send their child to the College on a full fee basis. Applicants may be required to submit additional supporting evidence of financial circumstances.
We believe that a Robert Gordon’s College education should be available to any child regardless of family income. Remaining true to the philanthropic ethos of our founder, Robert Gordon, the College is proud to offer a Bursary programme that currently sees 1 in 7 Senior School pupils benefit from our programme.
Via the College and Aberdeen Endowments Trust; other trusts and funds; and the College’s own endowments, free and reduced fee places are available every year to pupils entering Secondary 1 (S1). We awarded 25 Bursaries to pupils joining the College in August 2021.
Bursaries are awarded using a combination of academic merit and financial need. Bursary awards are only available to families with an annual household income under £80k.
Through the Development Office, the College is striving to raise more funds for free and reduced-fee places, and in recent years, has met this goal with considerable success. It is a belief at the heart of the Robert Gordon’s College philosophy that the school should be accessible to all the community of North-East Scotland, as it has been since its foundation.
Burnett Scholarships are available to pupils currently in Fourth or Fifth Year at other schools and offer up to half fee discounts to pupils of outstanding talent in academic subjects, in music, or in sport.
Above all, Fifth and Sixth Year pupils at Robert Gordon's College form a vibrant community of ambitious and well-rounded young people, familiar with expectations of excellence and the rewards of hard work. Our pupils' success is founded on a strong sense of who they are, what they are capable of and what it feels like to be part of a happy and purposeful school community.
Candidates meeting the criteria will be expected to attend an interview at the College; there is no exam involved.