About Us

Hillside School

Is a residential school for boys with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. We accept placements for young people aged 10-18 years from all local authorities in Scotland and the north of England.

We have been established for over 30 years and the management team is highly qualified and experienced in its field. The School has an excellent reputation for the care and education of young people for whom main stream education is no longer an option.
Our children and young people are engaged in a warm, accepting and child-centred manner to create an atmosphere in which they can accept the interventions of tolerant adults, who, although working in close partnership with parents/carers, are sufficiently objective to make an effective contribution to their growth maturity and change.

We seek to create, through warm, accepting and consistent relationships, a supportive atmosphere which will be beneficial to our children and young people in helping to alleviate their social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

We provides living and learning experiences and activities to promote the development of individual talents and abilities in the hope this will  equip our children and young people with the knowledge and skills required to meet future challenges.

The School is situated within a large rural estate in the beautiful east coast village of Aberdour. Hillside is well situated for road and rail links to central Scotland.

We offer excellent assessment; planning and on-going review of a placement through our key team system, outcomes based approach and on-going support from our onsite Counselling Psychologist.

Recreation Facilities

  • On site facilities include;
  • Fitness room with weights and cardiovascular machines
  • Games rooms with pool table, games consoles and plasma televisions.
  • All weather outdoor games area and football pitch
  • Multipurpose fully equipped  sports hall with full size indoor 5 a side football pitch
  • Music room with recording and editing equipment.
  • Cycling resource with maintenance facilities
  • Fishing and golfing equipment
  • Off road go kart with onsite track
  • On site cycle skills course and golfing area