Our boarding School can trace its origins back to 1758 when a group of City gentlemen met and decided to collect up enough money to create a boarding School for twenty orphan boys. This opened in 1760 and twenty girls joined the School a couple of years later.

The Royal Alexandra and Albert School Act of 1949 united The Royal Alexandra School, which was founded in 1758, and The Royal Albert School, which was founded in 1864 as a national memorial to Prince Albert. We are proud of our royal patronage.

This Christian school is committed to fostering Christian principles within a caring community, where people of all faiths and beliefs are made welcome.

Gatton Park with its three lakes, serpentine and 260 acres of parkland provides the ideal setting for our school. Our purpose-built classrooms provide first class facilities for study. Purpose-build boarding houses provide comfortable, modern accommodation for Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary students.

Predominantly a boarding school, we provide continuity of education from seven to eighteen years. Unusually, we are able to provide the very best of boarding education at reasonable charges. 

Our Motto, Mission Statement, Ethos and Ambitions underline all that we do, and the way in which we teach in School and care for students in their boarding environment.

School Motto

Nisi Dominus Frustra. The School motto is adapted from the 127th Psalm 'Unless the Lord keep the City the Watchman waketh in vain'.



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