Thank you for your interest in Cargilfield: a day and boarding school for 300 boys and girls aged 3 to 13, and set by the beautiful shoreline of Cramond to the north-west of Edinburgh. We are unique in Edinburgh – the only stand-alone independent prep school in the city. Cargilfield is a special place: small enough to feel like an extension of my family but dynamic enough to offer 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.
In a dynamic and perhaps uncertain age, we are conscious that a Cargilfield education needs to prepare our children for the challenges that we can foresee and for many that we cannot. With that in mind, our curriculum leaders (a group of teachers drawn from across the School - both in ages taught and subject specialisms) are in the process of reviewing our curriculum to best equip the next generation of learners as we emerge from the pandemic and look towards an exciting future.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 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.Our Credibility
Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.