Future Schools

The Headmaster and other staff at Cargilfield regularly visit senior schools and maintain strong links with headteachers and admissions teams.

The feedback he receives from former pupils and parents is also important and is an additional source of information when talking with parents about education after Cargilfield.

Cargilfield’s reputation nationally attracts regular visits in return: each term various visitors come to preach in chapel, referee or umpire particular games, give a lecture, take part and organise various workshops. These visits are often co-ordinated to allow parents to book individual meetings with senior school staff while they are here.

Future Schools

Cargilfield is proud to be one of the few independent prep schools north of the border. With no ties to any particular senior school, we prepare girls and boys for the leading independent schools in Edinburgh and across Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Pupils in the last 3 years have moved on to the following schools: Dollar Academy, Edinburgh Academy, Eton, Fettes, George Heriot’s, Glenalmond, Gordonstoun, Harrow, Kilgraston, King’s Canterbury, Loretto, Marlborough, Merchiston, Oundle, Pangbourne, Radley, Rugby, Sedbergh, Shrewsbury, St George’s, St Mary’s Ascot, Stewart’s Melville College, St Mary’s Calne, Shrewsbury, Strathallan, Uppingham, Westminster, Winchester and Wycombe Abbey.

The Headmaster will work with parents to guide them towards a range of schools that will suit their child and their family. Cargilfield has a long-standing history of preparing children for Common Entrance examinations as well as scholarship success – be it for academic work, music, sport, drama, art or all-round performance - at some of the most selective independent senior schools in the country.

Over the past few years, children have won top academic scholarships to Eton, Fettes, Harrow, Rugby, Winchester and Wycombe Abbey amongst others. amongst others, in addition to a large number of awards for drama, music, sport and all round performance.

The Headmaster meets regularly with parents to help them identify the right school for their child. He will also discuss options for Common Entrance or Scholarship exams as well as the possibility of scholarship attempts to match strengths in the likes of Music, Sport, Art, Drama and Technology.

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.

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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