Kilgraston

Kilgraston is a world class boarding and day school, offering education for girls aged 5-18 years and boys aged 5-11 years. We have an enviable record of academic achievement at the highest levels.

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    Kilgraston

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

    The achievement of Kilgraston pupils continues to be outstanding, year after year, and the polished performance of our 2021 results was no exception.  An impressive 100% of girls achieved Grades A to B at Advanced Higher level and an incredible 77% achieved Grade A at Higher Level with 95 % obtaining Grade A to B at the same level. Kilgraston class of 2021 is also set for a bright future with 100% of our leavers accepted into university with 59% going to do STEM subjects and 70% applying to the prestigious Russell Group universities.

    Category: Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Girls

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

    Roll: 0 Boys / 260 Girls

    Age Range: Girls 5-18 years; Boys 5-11 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 Tanya Davie BA (Hons), MSc

    Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH2 9BQ

    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

    2021/2022.

    Day Fees (per term)

    Senior School – Lower Fourth – Upper Sixth – £6,935

    Junior School –Lower Third – Upper Third – £5,425

    Reception – Upper Second – £4,080

     

    Boarding Fees (per term)

    Senior School – (Lower Fourth – Upper Sixth) – £11,845

    Junior School – (Upper Second – Upper Third) – £9,050

     

    International Fees (per term)

    Senior School – (Lower Fourth – Upper Sixth) – £12,800

    Junior School – (Upper Second – Upper Third) – £10,410

    Affiliations/Memberships

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

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    OPEN DAYS

    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    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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