Cargilfield pupils demonstrate their prowess in a multitude of sports, showcasing their skills at various levels including the regional competition “The Saltires” and national competitions.

Our pupils excel in a range of sports, including Rugby, Hockey, Netball, and Cricket, earning them representative honours every year. It’s worth noting that both boys and girls have been selected for regional and national teams and squads, further highlighting their talent.

Cargilfield takes great pride in its all-round sporting excellence for both girls and boys. Every afternoon, children have the chance to participate in games, while the school’s teams play against other schools on a weekly basis at every level. This presents an excellent platform for the children to showcase their talent, represent their school and compete in matches.

With consistent participation in the National Hockey finals, Cargilfield’s teams have established themselves as strong contenders. Additionally, children from the school have also won medals in various sporting disciplines such as fencing, judo and climbing at both regional and national levels competitions.

Each year, teams for netball, rugby, hockey, and cricket embark on a journey to England, affording our boys and girls the opportunity to compete in national competitions and play against schools not on our regular circuit.

Every day, children engage in games and are provided with the chance to play at their individual level, whether it be for recreational purposes or at a higher level of expertise.


Cricket is flourishing at Cargilfield and our achievements were recognised by being listed in the Top 50 Prep Schools in the UK in the 2023 Cricketer Magazine Schools’ Guide – making us the only Prep School in Scotland to receive this recognition! Cricket is played all year round, with an extensive weekly winter programme for all our girls and boys, which includes specialised coaching taking place indoors. Did you know that we have partnered with Edinburgh Cricket Academy and we have George Munsey, a current Scottish batting star, who regularly coaches cricket? In the summer, we offer outdoor coaching with grass and an all-weather four-lane net facility, enabling cricket to be played despite the Scottish weather! All girls now participate in cricket matches against other schools, and two former pupils are in the Scotland U15 training squad. Additionally, two former pupils are currently representing Scotland U19s in the U19 World Cup being held in South Africa.

Cargilfield has recently invested in facilities to support an Indoor Rowing programme and now has a small rowing studio which is very popular, particularly with children in the upper years. In addition to rowing as a Games option, there is an evening club and children work towards competitions, especially the Scottish Schools Indoor Rowing Championships which were medallists this year.

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