Our Approach

Parents are opting into a boarding experience but want it to have the flexibility to suit their family lives – be it at weekends or a regular pattern of one or two nights a week building up to weekly boarding when your child is ready for it.

At Cargilfield, we call it ‘Tailored Boarding’ and, although it may be more convenient for busy families, they are opting for it because they can see the benefits for their children….who are, after all, the people that are usually driving this choice.

Cargilfield operates a flexible approach to boarding with opportunities for weekly boarding (Sunday evening or Monday morning until Friday evening) as well as flexible boarding on a regular evening or two each week.

Cargilfield is proud of its boarding culture which means that the School is busy in an evening and every other weekend. Children in the Upper School are welcome to stay for supper in an evening with no charge and the vast majority that do will stay on to participate in evening clubs between 6.45 and 8.00pm.

Our Approach

Every other weekend is generally a boarding weekend. This will sometimes be open to children from a specific year group and, on other occasions, be open to all children in the Upper School.

We specify two evenings per term as ‘boarders-only’ evenings when there will be a specific activity or treat for the boarders and the boarding community.

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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