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School details
Location: Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom
Organisation: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 7 - 18 years

About Focus School Caledonia Campus - Ochil Centre

Welcome to Caledonia Campus

Part of the Focus and OneSchool network in the UK and beyond, Caledonia Campus is a small co-educational independent school with two education centres – both sites are lucky to be in stunning parts of the UK.

Millden Centre, just a few miles north of Aberdeen with panoramic views of the North Sea, provides an inspiring atmosphere for learning and teaching. Located near to Balmedie it is only a stones through from flat sandy beaches and amazing rolling sand dunes – a geography lesson on its own!

Ochil Centre, nestled in the heart of central Scotland at the foot of the Ochils within beautiful Alloa countryside, looking towards farmland and the River Forth to the south with the distinct hill of Dumyat as a backdrop on the north side.

Benefitting from small class sizes, a talented and dedicated professional staff and a very supportive parent and community body, the school is thriving, achieving academic results well above the national average.

The History

Our central Scotland school was established in 1999 as Oakwood School, an educational establishment with a strong Christian ethos – our northern Scotland school was called Springvale School. Since inception, we have been members of Focus learning Trust, an affiliated group of independent schools in the UK. Focus is part of the OneSchool Global group of schools and we work with campuses throughout Europe, North America, Argentina, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2012, as Focus Learning Trust developed into a highly cohesive network and the northern school became known as Focus School – Ellon Campus. Likewise, the central Scotland school became known as Focus School – Laurieston Campus as it had been situated in that part of Falkirk since 2002. Ellon Campus soon outgrew its school and moved to the Millden site. In 2014, the Trustees of the Laurieston Campus acquired the current site and the school was registered as Focus School – Ochil Campus. The two centres always worked together but operated separately however July 2016 saw an exciting move forwards with the two schools merging into one: Focus School – Caledonia Campus.

An Outstanding School at the Forefront of Education Developments

The Trustees are responsible for the direction and governance of the school. They have established an excellent team of professionals to manage the education and corporate governance of our education offering on a day-to-day basis along with our hard working Head Teacher, Mrs Jennifer McGhee.

As a school, Caledonia Campus prides itself on providing a professional climate for learning which nurtures the development of each individual student’s potential within an organisation demanding high standards in support of academic, personal and social development. With a vision for “learning to learn” as a life-time goal, we provide state of the art technology to support learning and teaching. Thereby, students are encouraged to approach their studies with resilience and independence. The school is at the forefront of Self-Directed Learning (SDL) which gives each individual the scope to be fully engaged in designing his or her personal learning targets within the scope of gaining a broad, balanced education. Self-Directed Learning helps prepare our young people to have the confidence, critical thinking skills and creativity which will equip them for a wide range of roles in the ever changing national and international employment market.

Our professional staff team is committed to the strong Christian ethos at the school’s core whilst preparing students to have respect, understanding and tolerance of all in society. The standard of academic performance, levels of motivation and behaviour are very high; and the school is one of the most successful of the Focus Schools within the UK. All our students are expected to attain at a level commensurate to their ability and most achieve results equivalent to the entrance requirements for a good university; leaving school with positive prospects in a range of academic, business or practical fields.

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Location & contacts

The Pavilions
Alloa West Business Park
Stirling Road
Alloa
Clackmannanshire
FK10 1TA
United Kingdom
+44 1324 619759