Kilgraston School (Girls)
Type of School: Independent day and boarding school for girls only
Age range: 8-18
Number of students: 310
Number of 6th Form Students: 83
Number of Boarders: 123
Teacher : Pupil Ratio: 1:8
% of International students: 12
% from China: 1.6
% from Hong Kong: 0.6
Single study bedrooms are provided for pupils from age 13-18
Annual boarding fees: GBP22,485 (2009-10)
Kilgraston was established in 1930 and today is Scotland's leading independent boarding school for girls located close to the city of Perth and 40 minutes from Edinburgh Airport. The school has small classes and prides itself on the individual help and support that is provided. Set amid 54 acres of stunning parkland. Kilgraston provides the perfect environment for concentrated yet easy learning. The school follows the Scottish education system with students sitting Standard Grade (GCSE equivalent) at age 16, Higher at 17 and Advanced Higher (equivalent to 'A' Levels) at 18 years. Kilgraston has an outstanding record of academic achievement with U6 girls progressing to some of th best universities across the UK.
Kilgraston limits the number of places for pupils from China and normally offers a maximum of four places a year. Applications are welcome from bright, ambitious pupils with strong potential for University.
Kilgraston has a warm and friendly atmosphere with a reputation for academic success. Outstanding faciltiies include modern science laboratories, fully updated ICT facilities with wireless internet access for all pupils, threatre with audio/visual facilities, new indoor 25m swimming pool complex, sports hall with fitness gym, nine floodlit all-weather tennis.
Standard Grade (GCSE Equivalent) Subjects:
Art & Design, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Classics, Computing, Drama, English, Physical Education, Physics, Geography, History, Health & Food Technology, Mathematics, Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish) Music, Religious Studies.
Higher and Advanced Higher ('A' Level Equivalent) Subjects:
Art & Design, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Classics, Computing, Drama, English, Physical Education, Physics, Geography, History, Health & Food Technology, Mathematics, French, German, Spanish, Music, Religious Studies.
Higher Results % Pass Rate:
Grade A-B 72
Grade A-C 92
Advanced Higher Results % Pass Rate:
Grade A-B 88
Grade A-C 100
Recent Unviersity Destinations:
Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, Aberdeen, Bath, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, St Andrews.
Ivana Lin: Joined Kilgraston from China in September 2007 to study Chemistry, Maths and Physics at Higher and Advanced Higher. Achieving a set of straight A grades she gained a place to study chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford University.