The New School

The New School

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History of the School

On 27th April 1992 The New School Butterstone opened is doors for its first term with just nine students. Each of the nine students had one thing in common, they had all struggled in mainstream schools and as a result had a sense of failure, low confidence and self esteem.

Over the years the school has seen many changes but our student body enter the school with the same difficulties.

The New School Butterstone is located in rural Perthshire, in a building which began as a shooting lodge. The school estate has been added to as the school has grown and new classrooms have been added, built in a 'New England' style sympathetic to the original building. As a registered charity we are indebted to trusts and private individuals who have contributed to the building projects. On 25th May 2007 an IT suite was added. In 2012 an Expressive Arts classroom and outdoor teaching area was opened by MSP John Swinney.

Today the school offers places for up to 40 young people from all over Scotland and further afield.  It is open 52 weeks of the year providing education, care and holiday respite.