Message From the Head of College

I am delighted to welcome you and your children to Scots All Saints College – a thriving educational community situated on two expansive campuses in the regional city of Bathurst, NSW.

Visitors often comment on the picturesque grounds and the beauty of the College with its historic buildings and wide range of deciduous trees, displaying four very distinct seasons.

With ‘space to be’ – this environment provides students with fresh air and freedom to express themselves – supporting their individual growth in all areas: physically, emotionally, academically and spiritually.

A Presbyterian Church Prep-12 Co-educational Day and Boarding College, Scots All Saints has a long and proud reputation of providing outstanding learning experiences for children of all ages within a safe, secure, idyllic country setting.

Building on our strong traditions, Scots All Saints College is a modern and progressive College where all-round excellence is an outcome of our inspired learning environment. Today, the College educates around 900 students from Preparatory School to Year 12 from the Bathurst region along with a strong boarding community from rural NSW, Sydney, interstate and overseas.

Our mission is to develop our children into successful men and women with a firm foundation for life built on the gospel of Christ. Scots All Saints College is committed to developing today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders who are informed, compassionate and confident men and women of faith, who will flourish as global minded citizens.

Offering a broad range of academic courses which challenge students to strive for their personal best, we consistently achieve outstanding results in NAPLAN and HSC examinations. Combined with a range of co-curricular activities including Music, Sport, Equestrian, Cattle Team, Pipes and Drums, Dance, Performing and Visual Arts – the College’s wholistic approach to education is designed to enrich and develop an individual’s personal growth and identity.

Our research-based Student Wellbeing and Support Services, pastoral care programs and exploration of the world through a Christian viewpoint, provide a strong foundation for the development of healthy ideals and values.

All students are known and recognised as individuals, provided with the opportunity to build self-confidence and resilience, to enjoy school and be challenged to develop skills and foster personal growth. As they journey through the College, it is my hope that our students will be well-prepared to graduate as young men and women of purpose, confident leaders ready to contribute to the local and global community.

I extend a sincere invitation to you and your family to learn more about our College by contacting us or visiting for a campus tour. You will be welcomed by our Registrar – Mrs Lisa Ellery, who will provide an opportunity for an interview with myself or a member of our Senior Leadership Team to discuss enrolment of your child.

We look forward to meeting with you soon.

Mr Richard Ford

Head of College

Scots All Saints College

About Mr Ford

Mr Ford was appointed Head of College in 2022 and brings a wealth of education experience with over twenty years in leading independent schools across Australia including Launceston Church Grammar School, St Andrew’s Cathedral School and Newington College.

Mr Ford’s contribution to education in Australia has been recognised by being made a Fellow of both the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.

A commitment to ongoing learning and growth has seen Mr Ford complete a Bachelor of Arts History Honours (University of Sydney), a Graduate Diploma of Education (University of New England), a Master of Leadership and Management in Education (University of Newcastle), a Global Executive Master of Business Administration (University of Sydney), a Certificate in Residential Care (Australian Catholic University), a Certificate in School Management and Leadership (Harvard University) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors Graduate Course.

Mr Ford has authored a number of articles, Australian curriculum textbooks and online teacher training course for university students across Australia which was developed during the years he spent teaching in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales.

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