We all want the best for our children and for many families an independent school education may have seemed out of reach. That is until now, with the Junior Foundationer Awards being launched by Robert Gordon’s College for entry in August 2024.
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Applications are now open for the new financial assistance programme launched by Robert Gordon’s College. The Junior Foundationer Awards will provide 25% fee assistance to pupils entering Primary 1 to Primary 7.
Mr Robin Macpherson, head of college shared: “The Foundationer Awards have been introduced to offer children across the city and region an exciting opportunity to join a supportive educational community, whatever their background or interest, where they can find their niche and excel.”
The Junior Foundationer Awards will provide financial assistance to academically-able pupils from families who can demonstrate that they would not otherwise be able to afford to send their child to Robert Gordon’s College Junior School on a full fee basis.
Robin continued: “Our vision is for a Robert Gordon’s College education to be accessible to talented children from across the north east of Scotland as we believe every child deserves this ambition.
“Since the pandemic, the economic environment for families has been extremely challenging, particularly for families interested in an education for younger children in Junior School year groups.”
Applying to the Junior Foundationer Awards at Robert Gordon’s College
As part of the application process, your child is invited to share a personal statement which enables them to use their own words to describe their interests and passions.
Paula Park, admissions manager, gave the following advice: “We recommend that families encourage their child to share their own personal statement so we can discover what they enjoy and what they are curious about.
“We are interested to learn about their hobbies within and outside school and what their favourite subjects are and why.
“We believe it is important for children to have the opportunity to express their individuality and share their passions.”
Offering the very best start in a child’s education
Robert Gordon’s College Junior School offers the very best start in a child’s education. By helping children explore what they are passionate about and teaching them on how they can excel in their learning, the school creates an inspiring environment that builds strong learning foundations for life.
Here pupils are excited about science, fascinated by new technology, shine when performing on the stage and learn teamwork and leadership on the sports field.
Robin summed up the school’s ethos: “We’re a local school that thinks globally. The range of opportunities here for clubs, activities and trips is phenomenal. We encourage pupils to develop their own sense of identity, discover who they are and what their place in the world is.”
We want children to be brave and adventurous, with a focus on learning how to learn, so they can adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world.” – Mr Robin Macpherson, head of college
With its foundations in a strong, caring community, there is no better place for your child than Robert Gordon’s College.
If you are considering an independent education for your child, don’t hesitate – applications close Friday December 1 2023. Learn more about the Junior Foundationer Awards and start your child’s application today.