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!

Mini Concert 3.12.21

Another musical treat!

Mini Concert 15.11.21

More marvellous music making!

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 where everyday is an adventure

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.

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