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The Scots School - Bathurst

About Scots

The Scots School is a co-educational day and boarding school, rich in what it offers to students. The school offers your child:
Academic Excellence
Broad Curriculum and Distinctive Co-Curricular Opportunities
Excellent Facilities including two modern boarding houses and a heated indoor pool

The Scots School is a very caring school with a broad curriculum and distinctive co-curricular opportunities such as the Pipes and Drums, the School Cadet unit, drama productions, music ensembles, excellent Agricultural programs and a wide variety of competitive sports.

At The Scots School each child is well known to the staff and individual care, growth and development is a feature of a Scots education. There is an emphasis on the academic, social, and physical development of each child. Leadership skills and thinking paradigms are developed in each child.

The Scots School has traditional Christian values and a modern educational focus. The academic program offers students a learning environment appropriate to their needs at each stage of their growth.

Students and Parents have every opportunity to get to know staff members and make genuine friendships with girls and boys across all grades and their families.

Pre-kindergarten to Year 6

The Scots School Pre-Kindergarten Program offers a stimulating learning environment for 4 year olds to develop confidence and self esteem.

The school's Kindergarten to Year 6 curriculum has a focus on Literacy and Numeracy which is supported by studies in the Key Learning Area.

The attention given to each individual student at The Scots School provides students with the greatest opportunity to achieve their potential in a nurturing environment which addresses the emotional, spiritual and mental development of each child.

The Scots School Education

The Scots School offers a broad range of subject offerings to our Students. Our class sizes and School culture afford emphasis on the personal level of care that can be given to each student.

Our curriculum provides a platform for future learning and is a solid grounding in the major learning disciplines. There is a mix of subjects taught such that the various creative, language, scientific and mechanical skills are developed well in our students.

Co-Curricular Opportunities

At The Scots School we offer many and varied Co-Curricular opportunities to our Students. These help our students learn valuable lessons for life such as; leadership, teamwork, resilience, health and fitness, mateship, sportsmanship and many other useful life skills.
Equestrian Team
Sheep And Cattle Show Teams
Debating (School, House)
Drama (School, House)
School Musical
Peripatetic Music Lessons (over 15 different instruments)
String Ensemble
Concert Ensemble
Jazz Band
Art Exhibition opportunities
Pipes And Drums

Boarding for Boys and Girls

Today's boarding is all about pleasant and comfortable accommodation, supervised study and the process of learning to live in a community with other people, sharing the give and take of daily living.

Each boarding house at The Scots School is equipped with recreation rooms, kitchenette facilities, bathrooms, small laundries and television/lounge rooms. Students may bring their own small 'sound system' and computer and may decorate their rooms.

Galloway House is home to our girl boarders and Bulkeley is home to our boy boarders.

The Scots School Bathurst Campus welcomes International Students to the Boarding school and assures Students and their families that they will be well cared for when they enrol at the school.

Excellent Facilities

Facilities at The Scots School are excellent and include:
25 metre indoor heated swimming pool
School farm
4 large ovals
The Lamrock Performing Arts Centre
The John Hunter Sports Barn (including full equipped gym and two indoor courts)
8 outdoor playing courts for tennis, basketball and netball
Thompson Boarding house for Parent accommodation
The Kennel house for visiting School groups
A large School hall
A modern Design and Technology Centre
A well-equipped library
Computer labs
Specialist classrooms for all faculties

The Scots School - Bathurst

4173 O'Connell Road
Bathurst, NSW 2795
Phone: 02 6331 2766
Fax: 02 6333 4795



Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • Early Learning: Yes
  • International Students: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes


Open Days and School Tours

PLease contact us to book a personal school tour, or to find out the date of our next Open Day.


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