Admissions Journey

Become A Morrisonian

Admission to Morrison’s Academy is welcomed at any time for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 18 with key entry points being Nursery, Primary One, Primary Six and Secondary One.

Our process is simple and straightforward and we are here to help each step of the way.

The first step of the application process is to do your research. Take the time to browse our website and find out more about our ethos and values. Maybe…

– You are looking to learn more about Morrison’s Academy?

– You are contemplating a move to Perthshire?

– You are interested in learning what a private day school could offer your child?

– You already know Morrison’s Academy and are looking to start your admissions journey

Regardless of your reason, our prospectus and Open Events are designed to help answer your questions and provide a unique window into our school and community.

One of the best ways to learn about Morrison’s Academy is to attend one of our Open Events. Our Open Events are designed to enable prospective families to:

– Gain an insight into life at Morrison’s Academy understand our culture and curriculum

– Meet the team and members of our wider community

– Ask the questions that you need answers to

– And most importantly, assess whether Morrison’s Academy is the right school for your child and family

We also host several Open Events throughout the year. Hopefully you’ll see the potential/opportunity that Morrison’s Academy can offer your child.

The second step of the application process is to get in touch with Catriona, our Admissions Registrar. Catriona will take some initial information, answer any questions you may have and arrange a tour of our school. We welcome visits all year round and this is the best way to get a feel for our academic and co-curricular offering and to view our beautiful grounds and facilities. A personalised tour will allow your family to see more of the campus and explore the areas that you want to see. During your visit you can also meet our Rector, Mr McGarva and ask him any questions that you may have.

Step Three is to complete our Enrolment Application Form and return it along with the £50.00 application fee, enclosing a copy of your child’s most recent school report.

Our places fill up quickly, with some year groups already very full. Registration ensures that you are kept informed of news, updates and changes at the school prior to your child starting.

The fourth step is booking your child in for taster days. Taster days are integral to the admissions process and allow your child to get to know the school, the grounds and their future classmates. Your child should wear their current school uniform and will have an informal assessment carried out by their teacher. A buddy will look after your child and will help them immerse themselves into the school day.

On their second taster day, your child will sit their entrance assessment (P4 and up) before spending the rest of their day with their buddy. For entry to our Senior School, your child will also have an informal interview with our Rector prior to an offer being made.

Our fifth step of the process is the offer of a place. With positive assessment results and feedback from our staff, we will then be in a position to offer your child a place at Morrison’s Academy. Successful pupils will receive a formal offer letter in the post.

Before your child is due to start, you will be asked to sign an acceptance form. The confirmation deposit of £250 will also be due at this time to secure your child’s place. This deposit is returned to you when your child leaves the school and once all fees have been paid.

Before your child’s first day a welcome pack will be sent to you which will include: medical information, communications guidelines, age relevant permission slips, invitations to various taster experiences and details of our uniform.

The sixth and final step comes as you are ready to join our school whether this is at the start of the academic year in August or mid way through a term. Our registrar will provide you with information about uniform, bus timetables, lunches, what to do on the first day and introduce you and your child to the staff who will look after them.