Kilgraston is a world-class boarding and day school, offering education for girls aged five to 18. We have an enviable record of academic achievement at the highest level. In February 2019, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate described Kilgraston and its pupils as ‘happy, articulate and kind children and young people who are very proud of their school. They thrive in the stimulating environment for learning and make the most of the extensive range of enriching activities and learning experiences offered to them,’ (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate Report February 2019). 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 girls to concentrate without distraction.
Kilgraston is located just 10 minutes from the city of Perth and 45 minutes from Edinburgh. Kilgraston’s campus occupies 54 acres of parkland set within a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and unspoilt open moor. We have fields, woodland and streams all on-site, providing pupils of all ages with a charming, delightfully rural experience all year round.
Nearest airports: Edinburgh 40 minutes, Dundee 30 minutes
Nearest railway stations: Perth, 8 minutes (5 miles)
Kilgraston offers Scottish Qualification Authority exams, namely Scottish National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. In 2018, our Advanced Higher results continue to show improvement with 92.8% achieved Grade A to C, compared to 91.8% in 2017. In our Higher results, 87% of pupils achieved Grade A to C, compared to 97% in 2017. Our National 5 results were similar to 2017 with 93.5% achieving Grade A to C, compared to 94.6% in 2017. We were delighted that 30% of our Upper Sixth achieved places at Russell Group Universities in 2018 and we are extremely proud of the fact that 66% of our pupils go on to study STEM related subjects at University. European tertiary educational institutions include the study of Veterinary Medicine in Poland, Art in Milan and Fashion Design in Florence. Kilgraston runs a dedicated Oxbridge mentoring programme for selected pupils from Lower Fifth onwards.
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.
Clubs and Activities
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, the only School in Scotland to have an in-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 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 six 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 & Bursaries
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.
Admissions & Fees
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.
The Headmistress and school staff are available to answer your questions and queries about the school at any time, and we hold regular Open Days which give you an opportunity to tour the school and meet the staff and pupils.
For a comprehensive Prospectus Pack and details of fees, please contact the Admissions Manager:
Telephone: +44 (0)1738 812257
Fax: +44 (0)1738 813410
|Boarding fees per term||£7,905 - £10,345|
|Day fees per term||£3,630 - £6,060|
|Deposit||Day £750, Boarding £1,500|