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Junior Years

Encouraging intellectual development, curiosity, endeavour and achievement.


We believe our Junior Years sets us apart from our peers. It is a careful blend of that special Kilgraston care, the happy atmosphere of a family home and an educational environment that encourages young children to develop to the very best of their individual abilities.

The Kilgraston Junior Years is for girls aged between 5 and 12 years with boarding available for girls aged 8 and over.

The focus is clearly on intellectual development, exploiting natural curiosity, personal endeavour, determination and achievement. Emphasis is placed on skills that allow individual pupils to pursue their learning within and beyond the classroom.

Girls are given responsibilities including, for example, the posts of House Captains, Sports Captains or Librarians. They are also encouraged to join, for example, the Pupil Council ‘Eco Committee’ or ‘Food Committee’ as part of developing their social awareness.

The School is located within The Grange, a stunning conversion of Kilgraston’s 18th Century farm courtyard. The classrooms, which are both stimulating and attractive, surround a magnificent glass-covered atrium. This excellent enclosed area is used for assemblies, performances, concerts, indoor tennis and karate. It also comes into its own as a wet day play area. It rains occasionally in Scotland.