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Where Learning is an

Everyday Adventure

Cargilfield is a busy school. As the oldest independent junior school in Scotland, we know how to make the school day a happy one but also a fulfilling experience. We also give our children the best start to their learning before they move on to the leading senior schools in Edinburgh, Scotland and the U.K.

We believe that children leave Cargilfield with lively, enquiring minds and with a confidence in who they are, in their values, and in their contribution to our community. We achieve this by good teaching, by setting high expectations and by making sure that learning isn’t just what happens in a classroom.

Where Learning is an Everyday Adventure

What we’ve been up to!

1stXV lose a nail biter to Merchiston

A wonderful first game after 650 days!

U9 Girls off to a winning start!

Some excellent hockey on show

General Alastair Bruce to preach at Remembrance

A very special Service in the Cargilfield calendar

The Importance of Poetry

It is good for the soul!

Return to Singing!

After 530 days, we sing again in Chapel!

Cargilfield Talks Podcast #3

The importance of Reading

Remote Learning

While remote learning isn’t something we chose or would opt for in the future, I was immensely proud of how staff, children and parents came together to make sure that we delivered the best education, whatever the circumstances.

We prioritised teaching through live lessons every day as we quickly realised that this was what younger children most enjoyed – benefitting from the interaction with their teachers and their friends.

We delivered learning packs to all of our children and engaged regularly with children and families to help them overcome any problems, even loaning them computer hardware to make sure that they could get online.

There have, of course, been some indirect benefits from this experience. Not only did our children become more independent in their learning and more confident in their use of technology but we have learned how we can better communicate with families and keep the learning going when children cannot be at school.

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Cargilfield provides a challenging educational environment backed up by excellent pastoral care

A Broad and Rigorous Education

Prep school ought to be the happiest of times: building friendships – some of which will last a lifetime; building special experiences and memories; building resilience, growing confidence and establishing values. We give children the confidence to enjoy future challenges and opportunities; building a sense of identity and belonging that means children are proud to have been at Cargilfield.

Cargilfield provides a challenging educational environment backed up by excellent pastoral care. We aim to stretch and nurture our children whilst always aiming to provide the highest teaching standards in appropriately-sized classes.

We believe in an all-round education and strive to allow every child to make the most of their abilities whether in the classroom, on the games field or in the theatre or concert hall. This prepares children to be successful at a senior school that best suits their abilities and ambitions.

Cargilfield is a place of challenge, of courtesy and of a great deal of fun, and we hope you enjoy looking through our website to find out more about our school.

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Cargilfield provides a challenging educational environment backed up by excellent pastoral care

Cargilfield Connected

We can’t welcome you to our grounds right now, but we can offer you a virtual tour and we can answer questions via email or telephone. We especially like to chat face-to-face on a video call.

We have places available for 2021 entry in most year groups.

For now, we hope that this video, presented by our Headmaster, Mr Rob Taylor, will give you a flavour of what life is like here at Cargilfield. Our website and social media channels are kept up to date and hold a wealth of information about our school.

Our Registrar, Fiona Craig is available to contact via email: [email protected] and she will be happy to help you. Thank you

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