Perth and Kinross

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  • Category: Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Girls
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Roll: 0 (Boys) 260 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 5-18 years
  • Founded: 1930

General Information

Kilgraston is a dynamic school. It is distinctive and remarkable and offers a world-class education that is both academic and personal. In 2015, Kilgraston School was named as the Sunday Times top performing independent school for the Scottish Highers Curriculum. Set in 54 acres of stunning Scottish parkland in Perthshire, Kilgraston offers girls security and space to grow and develop while providing a tranquil and gentle-paced environment for the girls to concentrate without distraction.
In November 2016, Kilgraston was named ‘top performing independent school for Advanced Highers’ by This comes after Kilgraston girls achieved an outstanding set of results in August 2016. At Advanced Higher 90.5% of grades were A-B against a national average of 59.3%, 36% of girls are now studying a STEM undergraduate course and 100% of girls were accepted into their choice of university. Kilgraston has an exceptional reputation for girls gaining entry into top Scottish universities. In 2016, over 70% of girls went on to study at universities in Scotland, including, St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow.


Kilgraston’s sporting provision is headed by Pauline Stott MBE, the Director of Sport and former double Olympian. Pauline is a real role model to the girls, and is a key element to the success on the sports fields. Kilgraston's 54 acres offers an enviable range of sporting facilities including an international sized all-weather hockey astroturf, sports hall, tennis courts, fitness room, Scotland's only school Equestrian Centre and a 25m indoor swimming pool. Kilgraston currently has girls representing Scotland in Hockey and Netball.

Music is a key part of the Kilgraston community, which is reflected in the busy calendar of events throughout the year including the annual Christmas Concert. Girls represent the school in regional and national orchestras and choirs. In Drama, pupils take the LAMDA examinations and partake in plays, musicals and house drama competitions. The Art Department are renowned for their outstanding creativity and artwork, in which girls win top art awards at competitions across Scotland. Kilgraston has a state of the art Science Centre.

Kilgraston offers a happy and safe boarding community from the age of 8 and outstanding pastoral care is provided by each of the Housemistresses on the 4 boarding houses, which are connected to the main school, allowing access to the exceptional facilities. The Housemistresses and their assistants work closely with tutors to put pastoral care at the heart of the School, whilst older girls act as big sisters to the younger girls. The girls have an active social calendar with sports fixtures, musical performances, excursions and many socials with partner schools.

Kilgraston also offers over 50 additional clubs and activities including DofE, Debating, Dance, Karate, World Challenge, Musical trips and many more.

International Summer School

During the Summer, Kilgraston runs its own four week English language summer school for boys and girls aged 8 – 17. It is packed with incredible learning opportunities, amazing activities and fantastic trips. For further information visit

Entrance Requirements

Kilgraston admits pupils of a wide range of abilities who are able to respond to the educational provision which the school provides. It is essential that all pupils at Kilgraston have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. The selection procedures for all prospective pupils are based on ability and aptitude, are fair and reflect the ethos of the school. Kilgraston is open to girls aged 5 to 18.


Scholarship awards are available for entry into U3/P7 onwards. These are awarded for academic excellence and for outstanding ability in Art, Music and Sport (including riding). All-rounder scholarships are also available.

Open Days

2020. All visits are welcome, please contact the school.

For a comprehensive Prospectus Pack and full details of fees, please contact the school. Telephone: +44 (0)1738 812257 or e-mail:


2019/2020. Day Fees. Reception - Upper Third: £3630 - £4740 per term, Lower Fourth - Upper Sixth: £6060 per term.

Registration fee: £100. Deposit: Day £750, Boarding £1500. International £3500. Sibling discount.

International fees: Senior School (Lower Fourth – Upper Sixth) £11,185 per term, Junior School (Upper Second – Upper Third) £9095 per term.


HMI Inspection 2019

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs Dorothy MacGinty, B.Ed., N.P.Q.H., Dip.Mont.Ed.

Perth and Kinross

[t]: 01738 812257
[f]: 01738 813410

Location Description

Set in 54 acres of stunning parklands against the backdrop of Scottish hills and countryside and yet is only an hour's drive to Edinburgh and Glasgow - the cultural and economic centres of Scotland.

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School News

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Kilgraston is delighted to announce that it has won two categories in an international education competition. Corporate Vision magazine’s ‘Private Education and Development Awards 2019’

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has named the School, ‘Recognised Leaders in Private Junior & Senior Education – Scotland’, together with, ‘Most Dedicated Further Education Provider – Scotland’.

Commenting on the awards, Head of Kilgraston, Mrs Dorothy MacGinty, said: “It is always thrilling to have our School’s hard work and dedication officially recognised. Through a broad and varied curriculum, Kilgraston prepares girls for whichever route they wish to pursue having left senior school.”

It is now widely recognised that by 2030, 85% of the jobs in which today’s learners will  be employed,  will not yet have been invented. Therefore, preparing young minds to be versatile and resilient for this type of future takes a number of caring and skilled professionals operating in a myriad of disciplines.

Private Education & Development Awards 2019 commends and award the efforts of all institutions, organisations and agencies who make the education of our societies their priority.

Discussing the success of their winners, Edward Faulkner, Awards Coordinator commented: “From early learning, to adult education, all who make quantitative and qualitative contributions to this vital sector are recognised through this awards programme. I am proud to offer all of my winners my congratulations and best wishes for the future.”

OVER one hundred students from seven countries have enrolled at Kilgraston School’s new Language and Activities Centre this summer.

The Bridge of Earn-based Centre is gearing

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up to welcome students from Russia, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Turkey, Brazil and Germany, creating a mini United Nations in the Perthshire hills in July and August.

The award-winning school is also finalising arrangements for a number of international students to visit during the Easter holidays.

The Centre aims to provide guests with an outstanding holiday experience while learning English at the same time.

The Centre’s Manager is Dundonian David Stott, a former Scottish High Performance Hockey Coach. He is just back from a marketing trip to Moscow where he enthused Russian agents about the many benefits of Kilgraston’s new summer school.

“We offer a really refreshing experience at Kilgraston, giving our guests the opportunity to learn, grow and have an incredible time in a safe and secure environment,” he said.

“The facilities and surrounding landscape are truly exceptional and the opportunities to explore this fantastic region are very much part of our programme. Also, by limiting the number speaking the same language, students are able to integrate fully in an English-speaking environment – especially in the classroom, during coaching lessons and in the evening activities.”

He went on: “As well as Moscow, I have been to Spain, Italy and Turkey to fly the flag for Kilgraston. My proposals have been extremely well received wherever I go; Scotland’s reputation for high-quality education is widely recognised and that, in addition to Kilgraston being UK Independent School of the Year in 2011, meant that my meetings with agents were very positive.”

And he added: “I believe the secret of our success is stressing that small is beautiful at Kilgraston. Other Centres aim to cater for large numbers of students which can mean tuition is relatively anonymous. But here at Kilgraston, small groups mean individual attention and lots of one-to-one teaching which is clearly beneficial.”

The summer programme meets the needs of all students wanting to learn English – from absolute beginners to those with more developed language skills. Students learn by studying various subjects and topics such as science, technology and drama. And after a morning in the classroom, the Centre offers a wide range of sports including hockey, horse-riding, swimming, football, tennis and golf.

Hockey tuition is in the capable hands of David’s wife, double Olympian Pauline Stott, who won 203 caps representing her country at hockey and captained Great Britain at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney while football will be run by Alistair Stevenson who heads up St Johnstone’s youth development programme.

David said: “We set the bar extremely high. Our entire professional teaching and coaching staff are not only highly specialised in their chosen fields but also qualified to an international standard. Our team is continually enhancing our programmes to ensure that all students, whatever their age and ability, will have a wonderful stay here at Kilgraston.”

Principal Frank Thompson said: “We are very pleased with the interest in Kilgraston from around the world. As well as sharing our school’s facilities with a wider audience, we hope that Mr Stott’s excellent work will encourage more parents to look at a Kilgraston School education for their daughter.

“For some of the girls who take part, spending a number of weeks enjoying all the activities on offer and improving their English will be just the preparation they need to start the Autumn term with us in the main school.”

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Hard work and determination from members of the Kilgraston Equestrian Team members have brought great success during the summer holidays..

Daisy and Millie L have had

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a great summer (apart from Daisy breaking her jaw!). They both competed in the PC80 regional qualifiers at Auchlishie in showjumping and eventing for Strathearn Pony Club – Daisy won her section and Millie was sixth in her section. This qualified them both for the Regional Championships at the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre in Selkirk.  Here, they both did brilliantly, both going clear XC in the eventing section. In the showjumping, Millie and Bacardi were unplaced but did brilliantly, jumping one of only 17 double clears out of 130 competitors.

Issie J and her horse Joey had a great day at PC National Champs, (they qualified as part of a team for the 100 eventing, having won the ODE at Areas) – although unfortunately the rest of the team had a few problems with the XC, which was a challenging course. She and Joey had a dressage of 34 in their first ever long arena, and a double clear, but with time faults XC.  Issie and Joey also went to Hopetoun to do their second BE100 in July and came eighth with a double clear and a few time faults XC.

Charlotte Jand her pony Hazel were selected for areas, and qualified as individuals for the dressage in the regional champs ( she and Hazel came 2nd at Areas ) and as part of the team for the 80 jumping (they won). It was her first time at the Regional Champs  and she came 4th in her section at dressage and although the team weren’t placed in the SJ, she jumped her biggest round yet at 90 with just one pole down.

Mischa Sand Charlotte J both competed in the showjumping at Perth Show with Mischa winning the 80cm and Charlotte coming second.

Sasha N and her horse Bailey have also both had a busy summer. Sasha qualified for PC  Champs with an Individual first at the Area Eventing competition for the third year running and first with her Team and came first with the same team at the dressage qualifier. Sasha was also first Individually and first with her Team in the Novice Eventing Pony Club Championships.

“Well done girls. I’m very proud of you all,” said Kilraston’s Equestrian Manager, Raechel MacLean


Photo: Millie and Bacardi

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Kilgraston has just received the news that Daisy Foniciello, who finished Upper Sixth in June this year, has been selected for the Senior Commonwealth Team

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for the Women’s Epee Fencing Championships in Canberra on 23-28 November 2018. A fantastic achievement and we look forward very much to hearing how Daisy gets on ‘Down Under’.

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Kilgraston is absolutely thrilled to have achieved well above the national average with the number of our leavers’ going on to study STEM subjects at

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undergraduate level. The national average for female students graduating from STEM subjects in the UK is under 25%: we have confirmed places for 66% of our Upper Sixth leavers going on to study STEM undergraduate courses at universities across the UK. This represents a 23% increase on last year when we had 43% entering undergraduate STEM courses.

“What is, I think, most remarkable about all girls at Kilgraston is that they will embark upon their chosen courses with many other skills and talents. They are likely to have studied another language, a humanitarian subject, a creative subject and developed the inherent skills of those subjects along the way. As a non-selective school, we are equally proud of our girls who have achieved their absolute potential and will be awarded with a creditable set of results. As a non-selective school, we are equally proud of our girls who have achieved their absolute potential and will be awarded with a creditable set of results. Kilgraston is fully committed to the Scottish Education examination system which gives pupils a breadth of choice in terms of subjects and the flexibility to change courses after their Lower Sixth year. Scientists can also study a language or history. Many of our Upper Sixth girls have made the most of this opportunity and have honed their subject choices and exam success to the requirements of their choice of undergraduate courses. Very well done to all the girls, staff, parents and guardians who work together to make these results so successful. I’m very proud!” said Mrs Dorothy MacGinty, Head of Kilgraston

ADVANCED HIGHERS – Kilgraston pupils have had an excellent year with 92.3% pass rate at A-C and 67% at A-B against national average of 80.5% A-C and 58.2% A-B

All pupils have achieved their first choice of university, none requiring ‘clearing’

HIGHERS – Kilgraston pupils have achieved an impressive 88% pass rate in A-C and 66% at A-B compared to national average of 76.8% at A-C

This year all pupils passed Latin, German and Music Higher with an A

NATIONAL FIVES – Kilgraston pupils achieved 92.4% A-C, compared to the national average of 77.4%. This year’s S4 results exceeded the very high standards of 2017, raising the National 5 A grades from 58% to 62%. Remarkably most of these girls take 8 or 9 National 5 subjects which is also above the national trend.

One Kilgraston Upper Sixth pupil, on the back of her three As in Advanced Higher results in Physics, Chemistry and Maths, has been offered a scholarship to the University of St Andrews. She achieved straight As, while simultaneously playing for the national hockey team! A fantastic achievement.

Many thanks to Andrew Milligan of the Press Association for allowing us to use his wonderful images of our girls receiving their results.

It was a morning of celebration here at Kilgraston as the girls received their 2017 examination results and confirmation of university places. Headmistress Mrs Dorothy MacGinty

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said “I am very pleased with the results this year. Again, all Upper Sixth girls have gained a place at their chosen university and we wish them every success as they move onto the next stage of their education. The higher grades were particularly strong with 55% of passes being awarded an A grade and 83% were awarded A/B grades against a national average of 54%. I congratulate all of the girls and indeed their teachers, on their considerable success this year.”

Again there have been some commendable individual performances, not least amongst our musicians and sports girls. Grace Reilly, who has been our splendid Music Captain this year and Grade 8 musician in two instruments, achieved straight A grades in her Advanced Higher examinations and is now set to study medicine at Dundee University. Emily Dark, Lower Sixth (S5), at the age of 16 has played for Scotland Under 21 hockey team this year and achieved five A grades in her Highers. Similarly, Daisy Fonicello who became Scottish Fencing Champion this year also achieved five straight A grades in her Highers.

Kilgraston has again sent a large proportion of pupils to study STEM subjects at undergraduate level including medicine, environmental geoscience, astrophyiscs and aviation to mention a few. What is equally impressive is the breadth of subjects the girls have gone on to study at wide range of universities: English, French, Spanish, German, law, philosophy, politics and textile design.

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On Saturday 24th June, the Kilgraston community came together for their annual Speech Day and Prize Giving ceremony to celebrate the end of the academic

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year and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of every Kilgraston girl.

Parents and families travelled from across the world for this momentous occasion and enjoyed a day of celebrations with strawberries, champagne and homemade picnics on the lawn!

This year, Kilgraston was delighted to welcome Dr Anna Campbell as guest of honour who gave an inspirational speech at both the Junior Years and Senior ceremonies and presented over 140 prizes, ribbons and trophies. Speeches from the Chair of Governors, Tim Hall and Headmistress, Dorothy MacGinty followed. After an extremely busy year, the Head Girl team gave an emotional farewell speech to the Senior School highlighting the recent school achievements and their many happy memories of their time at Kilgraston.

Mrs MacGinty said, ” The weather was kind to us and it was fantastic to see so many pupils and parents enjoying the celebration of the girls’ successes. I was delighted to see the Upper 6th girls move on to the next stage of their lives.  I wish this year’s leavers the very best for the future and look forward to welcoming the returning and new girls after the summer holiday.”

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On Wednesday 1st March, five L5 girls attended Edgbaston High School’s Humanities Day.

The day began with a keynote speech from Natalie Haynes, author of

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The Classical Guide to the Modern World and former Perrier-nominated stand-up comedian, on the importance of following your passion. After this, the girls broke up into groups for a series of workshops: first, Jo Haskins, project manager at Turner & Townsend, led a session on planning a refugee camp; then Professor Tim Whitmarsh of the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge gave a presentation on how the works of Homer might have been performed, including references to modern-day allusions; and finally, Anna Chrystal of the Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham gave the girls some hands-on experience of studying fossils. Over lunch there was a higher education and careers fair in the school library then, to end the day, Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE spoke of his extraordinary feats of physical and mental endurance and his undiminishing desire for exploring.

I will leave the final word to Sir Ranulph – when asked what advice he had for the girls in the audience, he told the story of being left in charge of Elizabeth, his 11-year-old daughter, for the first time. His wife had given him a list of things that Elizabeth was and was not allowed to do. When Elizabeth did something on the banned list, Sir Ranulph told her: ‘You’re not allowed to do that.’
‘Daddy,’ she replied. ‘Shut up.’

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Kilgraston was full of celebrations recently, when the news arrived that Kilgraston’s Director of Sport, Mrs Pauline Stott was awarded an MBE for services to

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Hockey and Sport in Scotland.

Mrs Stott said, “I was delighted to achieve this award for Hockey, Kilgraston and Scotland.  When you go out and train, play and coach you do it for enjoyment and I was determined when I retired from International hockey I wanted to give back to the youth players to inspire, encourage and make them believe that they CAN achieve through hard work, dedication and focus. I am immensely grateful to my hockey club Grove Menzieshill for their nomination and to Kilgraston for allowing me to influence and guide our girls daily.”
We would also like to congratulate Kilgraston parent, Dr Anna Campbell, founder of CanRehab who was awarded an MBE for services to Research into Exercise-Based Cancer Rehabilitation Services.

Kilgraston school for girls, Perthshire, has welcomed Mrs Dorothy MacGinty to the role of Principal. Mrs MacGinty joins Kilgraston from St. Francis’ College, Hertfordshire, where

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she held the post of Headmistress since 2009. Since 2012, Mrs MacGinty has chaired the Professional Development Committee of the Girls’ School Association (GSA), the most prestigious membership organisation for girls’ schools in the UK. Mrs MacGinty will be GSA President 2017.

Of Kilgraston, which was recently chosen as the Sunday Times Scottish Independent School of the Year, Mrs MacGinty said: “This is a distinctive and remarkable school. Many visitors say that we ‘feel different’. I believe this is because our founding traditions continue to reinforce the values that lie at the heart of our community: academic rigour, trust, respect, integrity and responsibility.

Our girls will be the leaders of tomorrow in a wide variety of professions and businesses. We believe that there should be no limitations on their ambitions either personally or professionally, and we offer a world class, exciting and challenging education where it is natural to step into leadership positions. Our girls work hard and enjoy considerable success in public examinations across a wide range of subjects.

When a girl joins Kilgraston, something rather extraordinary takes place. She quickly becomes a part of our Kilgraston ‘family’, where she is encouraged to grow and learn in an atmosphere of freedom and opportunity. Our teachers are dedicated and work tirelessly with all pupils to ensure each girl can achieve all she is capable of; the pride they share in success is palpable.

We are a school with traditional values but a modern and forward looking perspective on education. Education is not just about exam success; developing interest and talents, nurturing an understanding of divergent cultures, and emphasising our personal responsibility as global citizens are vital. As such, a Kilgraston girl benefits from a wealth of opportunities to extend and enrich her educational experience. We offer an enormous breadth of extra-curricular activities, and enjoy modern, state of the art facilities in sports, art, music and science”.


Photo: Mrs Dorothy MacGinty

A Perthshire School has been chosen as the top independent school in Scotland by The Sunday Times’ prestigious ‘Parent Power’ guide.

Kilgraston, in Bridge of Earn,

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was chosen for the accolade on the strength of the 2013-14 Intermediate 2 grades achieved by the Upper 5th year, which saw 98.6% of girls’ grades scored A-C, against a national average of 77.9%. 82% scored the highest ‘A’ grade.

Parent Power is the Sunday Times’ guide to the top performing schools in Britain. It publishes a ranking of 2,000 schools, using the latest results from public examinations to assess and compare academic performance. Each year, nine awards are presented to the very top performing ‘schools of the year’. Of Kilgraston, the guide said: “Nestled in a valley surrounded by the rolling hills of stunning Perthshire in the heart of Scotland, Kilgraston School, our Scottish Independent School of the Year, offers an idyllic environment for its pupils to learn and live in. Set in 54 acres of parkland, this small independent Catholic girls boarding and day school is centred around a 17th-century redbrick schoolhouse. The modern facilities, which include a six-lane indoor heated swimming pool, its own equestrian centre, and a £1m science centre, are as outstanding as the scenery is breathtaking, and the school’s academic results are impressive, too


 Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power said: 
“It is always nice to recognise schools that offer something different. Kilgraston has had an outstanding year academically, climbing in our table from 18th last year to fourth this year off the back of stunning results at Highers and Advanced Highers, and also Intermediate 2 examinations. Kilgraston has had a stunning year in the examinations hall – from a non-selective intake –but the school is about so much more than that. Girls are encouraged to participate and succeed in all walks of life and the relatively small numbers allow the school to focus on personal development for each child. The school has a family feel to it and should be proud of its remarkable achievements”.
Chair of Kilgraston’s Board of Governors, Mr Tim Hall, said: 

‘The Governing Board is clearly delighted with this award, and KIlgraston’s outstanding academic record continues to help differentiate the school from its peers. We are just as pleased to see recognition in this accolade for our focus on the personal development of every child, whatever their ability, and the caring and supportive environment in which this is achieved’
Mrs Carol Ann Lund, Principal, said:
 “We are a small school with a big heart. Our pupils are our best asset; they care about each other, work hard, and are aspirational. Our sixth-formers are extraordinary women who make amazing school leaders. Kilgraston girls see each other doing well and they want to do well. They will run off the hockey pitch, straighten themselves up, and go and sing in the choir. I want to say thank you to every pupil, who does their very best in every lesson, to every teacher – who challenges the girls to give of their best, to support and residential staff who make sure that girls learn in a safe and beautiful environment, and to our parents, who have trusted us with their daughters’ education”.
Photo:  Kilgraston’s setting, amongst 54 acres of parkland, was described as ‘breathtaking’ by the Parent Power guide

We are delighted that our pupils have done so well in their 2014 exam results.

Well done to our 2013-14 Head Girls team of Sarah Anderson,

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Claire Carey and Amelia Jackson-Hutt, who all achieved straight As in their Higher exams – a collective 15 As!

Our Upper Fifth have achieved outstanding results at Intermediate 2 level. Their A-C pass rate of 98.6% clearly outstrips the national average of 77.9%, and an impressive 82% are at grade A.

In Lower Sixth Higher results have held up well, with 53.7% at grade A compared to 55.5% last year and A-B grades slightly ahead.

At Advanced Higher our A- C grades compare favourably to last year with a 95% pass rate.

There have been some outstanding individual performances with 2 girls achieving straight A grades at Advanced Higher, 6 girls achieving 5 A grades at Higher and 10 achieving straight A grades at Intermediate 2 level.

We wish all our Upper Sixth well as they move on to University courses across Scotland and beyond with places confirmed at Cambridge, Edinburgh and at St Andrews to study courses ranging from Law to International Relations and Design Engineering to Medicine.

Photo: 2013-14 Head Girls team of Sarah Anderson, Claire Carey and Amelia Jackson-Hutt

Kilgraston has been selected as one of the ‘Best of the Best’ in The Week Magazine’s prestigious Independent Schools Guide. The guide, which describes itself

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as finding ‘the schools at the top of their game’ chose Kilgraston as one of the schools ‘best for horsey types’, alongside Stonar School in Wiltshire and Queen Ethelburga’s College, York.

The Week’s guide “trawled through the statistics, league tables and exam results, and consulted a panel of education experts, parents and pupils to find the schools that have the wow factor“.

We’re thrilled to have been recognised in this way following a successful year for Kilgraston’s horsewomen. At the annual Scottish Schools Championships at Gleneagles our team won the 14 and under section, and our equestrian centre recently launched its own pony club, where girls can achieve badges in all aspects of horse and pony care as well as take progressive riding tests.

Offering day and boarding education for girls aged 2 to 18, Kilgraston has something to inspire every young woman. Intellectual values, leadership and personal ambition go

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hand in hand with a sense of social awareness, ensuring Kilgraston girls are well equipped for the modern world, whatever and wherever they want to be.

Open afternoon: Friday 26th September, 2pm – 5pm – For girls aged 2-18, and their families, who are considering a day or boarding education at Kilgraston

‘Try a night’ boarding sleepover: 5pm Friday 26th, to 5pm Saturday 27th September – For girls aged 8-15 who are considering boarding at Kilgraston.  Experience life at Kilgraston from dinner on Friday, overnight in our boarding houses, through to an action-packed day of activities on Saturday.

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Kilgraston is a girls boarding and day school set in 54 acres of pristine Scottish Parkland in Bridge of Earn, just south of Perth. It

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has recently won the prestigious prize of ‘Independent School of the Year’ at the Independent School Awards.

The school was nominated for the Outstanding Strategic Initiative Award in recognition of the changes the school has made to achieve a 55% growth over the last five years. It also received the Outstanding Financial/Commercial Initiative prize for the ongoing multi-million pound investment in facilities and the introduction of new Sports Academies developed to nurture young sporting talent. The judges also took into account the recent excellent HMIe inspection and the most successful examination results to date with an exceptional 57% A grades (95% A-C) for Higher and an outstanding 54% A grades (92% A-C) at Advanced Higher. The culmination of these led to the nomination for Independent School of the Year and eventual success. 

Kilgraston has pushed its academic capabilities over the last decade and often has the highest grades in Scotland being in the top three for Advanced Highers in the past four years. Kilgraston’s academic record is helped due to the small class sizes; the Sixth Form often has less than 10 pupils per class and the lower ages with around 15. 

With an Equestrian centre with 60m x 40m floodlit arena (only school in Scotland with this facility on site), a new International sized all-weather hockey pitch, 8 all-weather tennis courts, sports hall with climbing wall and fitness suite and a new 25m indoor swimming pool there is enough to keep the girls occupied! 

Means tested scholarships and bursaries are available on top of a 10% discount for armed forces families. Please visit our website or contact Mrs Linda-Anne Drane, Principal’s PA for more information or to arrange a visit.

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