Thank you for your interest in Cargilfield: a day and boarding school for over 300 boys and girls aged 3 to 13, nestled in 13 acres of picturesque grounds. We are unique in Edinburgh - the only stand-alone independent prep school in the capital city. Cargilfield is a special place: small enough to feel like an extension of my family yet dynamic enough to deliver the best all-round junior education in Scotland. Sarah and I look forward to welcoming you here.
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.
Our longer days, smaller class sizes and lots of staff contact together with our beautiful campus allow us the space to develop our children in ways that are not always open to other schools. Extended breaks, sports every day, eating with staff at lunchtime, the huge variety of musical opportunities and more than 70 after-school club activities make this an incredibly dynamic place to be, but also one where we have the time and space as staff to really get to know our children.See More
Cargilfield independent day and boarding school 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 small 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 the 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.Our Credibility