Kilgraston

Kilgraston is a world class boarding and day school, offering education for girls aged five to eighteen. We have an enviable record of academic achievement at the highest levels.

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Kilgraston

Our fundamental believe is that each girl must feel valued, respected and emotionally secure. We therefore work hard to ensure that each girl matures intellectually and personal through all her years at Kilgraston. The distinctive Kilgraston experience is designed to develop young women who have a thirst for life-long, independent learning and a vital commitment to making a real difference to the world around them.​

In February 2019, Kilgraston received a glowing report from HM Inspectors who gave the School ‘very good’ ratings all round. It has also continued to build on an impressive academic record which in 2016 saw it named as ‘top performing independent school for Advanced Highers’ by best-schools.co.uk.

In August 2019, for example, 88% of grades were A-B at Advanced Higher against a national average of 59.3%. This year’s results also show a particular strength in STEM subjects with Maths Higher achieving 75% at A Grade and Advanced Higher Maths 100% at A/B Grade; Higher Chemistry  88% of pupils achieved A/B Grades; Advanced Higher Chemistry saw  83% at A/B Grade and Physics Higher achieved 82% at A Grade. Some 64% of girls go on to study a STEM related undergraduate course amd Kilgraston has an exceptional reptuation for girls gaining entry into top Scottish universities.

Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

Pupils: Girls

Type: Day & Boarding

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Roll: Boys260 Girls

Age Range: 5-18 Years

Founded: 1930

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.

School Contact Details

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

Perth, Perth and Kinross

Tel: 01738 812257

Email: admissions@kilgraston.com

www.kilgraston.com

Facilities

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 www.klacscotland.com

Scholarships

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.

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.

Fees

2020/2021.

Day Fees (per term)

Senior School – Lower Fourth – Upper Sixth – £6,545

Junior School –Lower Third – Upper Third – £5,120

Reception – Upper Second – £3,850

 

Boarding Fees (per term)

Senior School – (Lower Fourth – Upper Sixth) – £11,175

Junior School – (Upper Second – Upper Third) – £8,540

 

International Fees (per term)

Senior School – (Lower Fourth – Upper Sixth) – £12,080

Junior School – (Upper Second – Upper Third) – £9,820

Affiliations/Memberships

BSA,  AGBIS,  GSA,  CReSTeD Withdrawal System (WS),  LAMDA,  SCIS,  ISBA,​

Reports

OPEN DAYS

All visits are welcome, please contact the school

Open Day: Saturday 3 Oct 2020 -

Immerse yourself in a tour of the School buildings starting with the classical Georgian building at the heart of the campus, see the cutting-edge resources and the world-class facilities both inside and out; our new Science Centre, our indoor 25m Swimming Pool, our state of the art Recording Studio, our all-weather pitches and Scotland’s only on-site school Equestrian Centre.

Then, enjoy a walk around the inspiring grounds and immerse yourself in Kilgraston life.

 

For virtual visits and meetings with the Headmistress, please email admissions@kilgraston.com

To watch our virtual tour click here

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

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