Royal school Gordonstoun has announced a £10.5 million development programme.
Under plans for the 150-acre campus on the Moray coast, new boarding houses will be built, existing houses will be refurbished, additional sporting facilities will be created, and performing arts accommodation will be extended.
The Round Square, currently a boys' house, will be transformed into an academic and spiritual centre dedicated to the school’s founder, Kurt Hahn.
Gordonstoun’s Principal Simon Reid said: “I am very pleased that the Board of Governors has approved this vital development in Gordonstoun’s history and by underpinning the school’s commitment to the ethos of Kurt Hahn and Round Square, we can continue to be leading pioneers in education and create an environment which will enable young people to leave school having been challenged to make a real difference in the world.”
Gordonstoun, which has educated three generations of the British Royal family, continues to maintain a full student roll.
Construction work will start in May with Phase Two of the George Welsh Sports Centre, opened by Her Majesty the Queen in September 2010.