Founded in 1894, the whole school and its junior school is on a secure wooded estate of some 100 acres, in the eastern suburbs of the city. Teaching facilities blend the traditional and modern, ensuring a pleasant and well-equipped environment that lends itself to study. There are 2 sports halls, a fitness suite, swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts and extensive playing pitches, including two synthetic hockey pitches and a 300-metre running track. Recent improvements have added further rooms to the boarding accommodation (which also accommodates sixth-form girls from Strathearn School). The school prides itself on providing a ‘total curriculum’, so that the academic runs alongside the fostering of other skills and passions – be they in sport, music, drama or the CCF. Examination results are good. It is strong in music and drama and outstanding in sport and games (with many national and provincial representatives). There is a flourishing and large CCF with a pipe band. Community action is extensive and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award enjoys good participation levels.