Kilgraston is Scotland’s largest girls’ boarding school and is set in 54 acres of beautiful parkland in Bridge of Earn, 45 minutes north of Edinburgh.
It is a member of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools which lets the 340 pupils benefit from cultural links with countries like China, Mexico, Austria, USA and Spain.
Kilgraston has recently been named Independent School of theYear 2011 due to its 50% growth over the last 5 years, outstanding examination results, recent HMIe inspection and major capital investment.
Kilgraston is the only school in Scotland with an on-site Equestrian Centre.
Description of EAL/EFL provision
ESOL is the study of the English Language for those whose first language is not English. Pupils can follow courses leading to the internationally recognised Cambridge ESOL examinations at First Certificate Level and Preliminary EnglishTest level. Pupils wishing to go to University in an English speaking country can follow a course leading to the IELTS examination.
Entry requirements for international students
We work on the recommendation of our School Representative as they have met with the family. We ask for a copy of their current school report and also a recommendation from their Headteacher. We would also ask for a piece of written work. If they can, we would warmly welcome the families to visit and have a meeting with the Principal and tour of the school.
Kilgraston is a leading independent boarding and day school catering for 340 girls with boarders from age 8 to 18 years.
Kilgraston is a highly competitive school with an excellent record of academic achievement.
In 2011 pupils achieved their best results ever, with an exceptional 57% passes at A grade (95% A-C) for Higher and an outstanding 54% A grade passes (92% A-C) at Advanced Higher.
With pupil numbers standing at an all time high, Kilgraston is currently investing in the future. In recent years the school has developed a new bistro style dining-room, a 150 seat theatre, a refurbishment of boarding and a new sports pavilion.
In April 2008 its new 25m indoor swimming pool complex was opened and recently a new all- weather hockey pitch was built. In early spring of 2012 construction will commence of a new Science Building and later in the year, a Sixth Form Study Centre.
Kilgraston is a Catholic school with an ecumenical tradition and, as a member of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools, has a strong sense of community which is maintained through the hard work of every member.