Coeducational preparatory school. Full boarding and Day.
Founded in 1923, Belhaven Hill School is one of Scotland’s leading co-ed day and boarding Prep schools for 5–13 year olds. Its 20 acres of parkland campus is idyllic and inspiring, overlooking the wide sandy beach of Belhaven Bay in Dunbar.
New Headmaster Olly Langton believes strongly in choice and a highly individual approach to education: boarding or day; scholarship or Common Entrance; entry to the senior school most suited to the abilities and interests of your child. The school’s core values are Courtesy, Courage and Creativity: children are encouraged to ‘Be Ready’ for life’s challenges. Its mission is to develop well-rounded, happy children who are aware of their responsibilities and talents and therefore able to improve the world around them.
A varied and modern curriculum sees a fascinating blend of high-level academic preparation, progressive and challenging Outdoor Education, and a physical approach to Computer Science that focuses on problem solving. Support for Learning is outstanding, with a dedicated team and one-to-one support. The new Pre-Prep, opening in April 2022, will extend the opportunities of a Belhaven education to 5–7 year olds.
At Belhaven, mistakes are encouraged, failure supported and successes celebrated. An inclusive approach to Sport, Music, Art and Drama and activities such as surfing, riding, skiing, golfing, piping and reeling ensure a balanced, rich curriculum on every full and happy day. The children are, however, just as content to play with their friends, enjoying the school’s beautiful grounds and forging friendships and memories that last a lifetime. Parents can visit at any time, or on an Open Day – please see their website for more details.