KILGRASTON SCHOOL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Kilgraston is set in 54 acres of parkland just south of Perth. The main building was constructed around 1800 by Francis Grant of Glenlochy in the classic style of the Adam Brothers and was a private house until the First World War when it was requisitioned and used as a hospital. The stunning Georgian mansion now sits alongside outstanding modern facilities.
In 1930 the house and grounds were purchased by the Society of the Sacred Heart and opened as a school with 40 boarders. In 2000 the Society transferred Kilgraston into an independent Catholic Charitable Foundation but the school is still a member of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. As a Sacred Heart school, Kilgraston has always had a strong ecumenical tradition and warmly welcomes pupils from all denominations and other faiths.
Throughout the years Kilgraston has been extended and kept up to date with new developments. A new chapel was consecrated in 1961, and in 1987 the Barat Wing was opened housing classrooms on the Ground Floor and the Sixth Form Residential Accommodation upstairs. Kilgraston is keen to continually develop the facilities with recent investments in a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, full equestrian facilities on site and the development of a Centre for Sporting Excellence, with plans for new Hockey and Tennis academies in 2010.
WHAT MAKES OUR SCHOOL UNIQUE
As a boarding school, Kilgraston has a strong supporting community with outstanding pastoral care based on its Sacred Heart ethos. Kilgraston is also renowned for its academic excellence, with the girls consistently achieving some of the best results in Scotland to help them gain places in some of the finest Universities in the country.
As well as having a strong emphasis on academia, Kilgraston encourages leadership, confidence, independence, integrity and an ambition to achieve and has something to inspire every young woman, from rock climbing and karate to photography and ceramics. Set in 54 acres of pristine Scottish parkland just south of Perth, Kilgraston is an ideal location for any girl.
OPERATIONAL / ADMINISTRATIVE
TYPE OF SCHOOL
Private Girls' School
300 pupils in total
Day girls aged 2 ½ - 18
Boarding girls aged 8 - 18
70 Teaching / Pastoral
120 Staff in Total
25 metre indoor swimming pool, only Scottish school to have a full equestrian centre on site; all weather multi-purpose floodlit courts; hockey pitches/athletics field and track, Sports hall with climbing wall and fitness suite; 150 seat theatre.