Helping you plan for the future
The Headmaster at Cargilfield regularly visits senior schools, meeting with not only the Head but also house staff. The feedback he receives from both Old Boys and Old Girls is very important and is an additional source of information when talking with parents about education after Cargilfield.
In addition to the Headmaster visiting schools, Cargilfield welcomes visitors from senior schools: each term various visitors come to preach in chapel, referee or umpire particular games, give a lecture, take part and organise various workshops in Drama and Music. These visits are popular and parents, are very welcome to come to these.
Cargilfield is very proud of the fact that it is one of the wholly independent schools north of the border; there are no ties to any particular senior school, preparing boys and girls for the leading independent schools in the United Kingdom. Pupils in the last 3 years have moved on to the following schools: Ampleforth, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Edinburgh Academy, Eton, Fettes, Glenalmond, Gordonstoun, Harrow, Kilgraston, King’s Canterbury, Loretto, Marlborough, Merchiston, Oundle, Rugby, Sedbergh, Shrewsbury, Strathallan, Uppingham, Winchester and Wycombe Abbey.
The Headmaster will discuss with parents the choices that are available, the strengths of the particular schools and try to identify 2 or 3 schools which would suit a particular child. He will also talk with parents about whether a pupil should be prepared for the Common Entrance at 13 plus or try for an entrance scholarship, which may be for academic work, Art, Music, Drama or Sport.