Children’s well-being and happiness is at the heart of all we do at Cargilfield.

We are an open and inclusive community, and visitors often comment on the friendly and warm atmosphere they find at the school. School life is never without its ups and downs but we do our best to support children and their families so as to get the most from these important years of development.


After moving from the Nursery, Form teachers are the mainstays of the pastoral system here but there are many other points of contact be it teachers, coaches, GAP students or other adults who see their main focus as the happiness of the children at Cargilfield.

The Headmaster and his wife are also supported by Matron, houseparents, a school nurse, and a number of staff specifically trained in children’s well-being who are on hand to support children as and when the need arrives. We also have a trained school counsellor on hand to help should children or families need further support.

We hope that our ‘open door’ policy helps parents get to know staff well, and feel able to communicate easily and openly with them throughout their child’s school career.

Child Mental Health Guidelines


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.

Don't Show Again