The feedback he receives from both Old Boys and Old Girls is very important and is an additional source of information when talking with parents about education after Cargilfield.
In addition to the Headmaster visiting schools, Cargilfield welcomes visitors from senior schools: each term various visitors come to preach in chapel, referee or umpire particular games, give a lecture, take part and organise various workshops in Drama and Music. These visits are popular and parents, are very welcome to come to these.
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: Ampleforth, Edinburgh Academy, Eton, Fettes, George Heriot’s, Glenalmond, Gordonstoun, Harrow, Kilgraston, Loretto, Merchiston, Millfield, Oundle, Rugby, Sedbergh, Shrewsbury, St George’s, St Mary’s Ascot, Strathallan, Uppingham, 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, Rugby, Wycombe Abbey and WInchester amongst others, in addition to a large number of awards for drama, music, sport and all round performance.
It is an important part of our role to build strong relationships with a wide range of senior schools. In addition to visiting schools, these links are maintained by welcoming visits from the Heads and staff for a range of events such as concerts, workshops, lectures, chapel services, sports matches and social events.
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.