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Kilgraston

Address: Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, PH2 9BQ
Founded: 1930
Website: kilgraston.com
Number of Pupils:  260
Religious Affiliation: The school is part of the Catholic Sacred Heart Network. Children of all faiths are welcome.
Fees (All per term): Boarding Fees : Senior School £10,345, Junior School  £7,905; International Fees : Senior School  £11,185, Junior School £9,095; Day Fees : Senior School £6,060, Junior School £3,630 – £4,740.
Ages: 5–18
Head Teacher: Mrs Dorothy MacGinty BEd (Hons), NPQH, DipMonEd
Entrance Procedure: Interview and reports from previous school.
Contact: Admissions Manager, Alison Gibb
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Families are welcome to visit the school, throughout the year on any day during term time. Please contact the Admissions Manager to arrange your visit.  Open Day is always the first Saturday of October.

The Curriculum

Pupils follow the Scottish Higher system, taking National Five exams in Upper Fifth, Highers in Lower Sixth and Advanced Highers in Upper Sixth. A-level Art & Textile Design is also offered.

Games & the Arts

Hockey and riding are especially strong at Kilgraston with former captain of the GB Olympic hockey team as Director of Sport and the only equestrian centre in Scotland on-site which produces excellent jockeys at all ages. A new 25m pool, water-based astro and ten tennis courts in 54 acres let all the girls exercise legs as well as minds. Art is particularly strong; pupils regularly progressing to the Florence and Milan centres of excellence. Performing Arts host large-scale productions each year – the Wizard of Oz and a self-written ‘Summertime Crime’ in 2019 – together with the Christmas, all-school, showcase at Perth’s international Concert Hall.

Pastoral Care

Kilgraston’s motto ‘Cor Unum’ (one heart) really is at the centre of the School’s philosophy. Our ethos is the concept of developing and nurturing the whole person, through the five Sacred Heart goals: living faith, personal growth, intellectual values, building community and active social awareness. Our HMI Report (February 2019) said ‘Girls of all ages benefit from very positive relationships and the (school’s) supportive, encouraging ethos.’

Recent University Places

(2019) Durham, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Exeter, Glasgow plus a scholarship in Psychology to Jacksonville University, Florida

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘There is no limit to ambition. Constant encouragement and belief in our pupils delivers capable young people who take their love of learning into the world, challenging the status quo throughout their journey. The firm friendship foundation developed at Kilgraston, gives a strong moral and professional network, uniting and supporting girls throughout their lives.’

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Academic rigour in a nurturing environment
  • Ensuring a genuine love of learning
  • Strong emphasis on every aspect of the child’s development
  • Prominence placed on a sense of community and collective responsibility
  • The instillation of a sense of self-belief, confidence and resilience
  • Giving the gift of life-long friendships and support


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