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Craigclowan Preparatory School

Craigclowan Preparatory School

Edinburgh Road, Perth, PH2 8PS, Perth & Kinross

01738 626310



Craigclowan Preparatory School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1952
Head of School John Gilmour
Date Appointed October 2014
Co-ed Age Range 3-13 years
Number of pupils 212
Day fees per annum £4,950 per term
Average Class Size 14
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Associations IAPS, SCIS

Craigclowan Prep School, set on a hillside to the South of the Fair City of Perth, provides a warm and nurturing environment for boys and girls aged 3-13. Surrounded by stunning grounds with magnificent views over Perthshire, the school has a distinguished history, a reputation for the highest standards and expectations and a passion for childhood.

The learning environment delivers a modern education within a framework of proven traditional values, effectively balancing the best of old and new in education. Beginning with the youngest pupils, who join the nursery after their third birthday, children's input in planning activities is valued, engendering curiosity within each child and promoting opportunities to explore, progress and flourish at their own pace.

With a friendly, caring and supportive ethos, the staff are able to get to know the children closely and treat them as individuals in all they do. Each child at Craigclowan will have a talent or gift for something; the school's mission is to discover and nurture this to allow them to thrive. Every pupil is encouraged to achieve their all-round potential, academically, on the sports field and in more than 50 extra-curricular activities on offer, ranging from skiing, on the school's own dry ski slope, to art clubs, judo, kayaking, bushcraft skills and fencing.

The school is a hive of activity and the outdoor classroom, all-weather training ground, sports fields, Forest School and trim trail are in daily use. The children make the most of the world outside the classroom through a wide range of outdoor activities that build confidence and resilience, encourage creativity and problem solving and ensure rosy cheeks and muddy boots. Wellie boots are a must!

When it comes to moving on to senior school, pupils attend a wide variety of top UK schools, both north and south of the border, many with scholarships. The values that are instilled in pupils during their journey through Craigclowan, are the qualities that allow them to thrive after they leave.