Having spent my whole school career at Kilgraston, it has been so much more than a school to me. Kilgraston is an excellent school with a first class academic reputation, enabling my fellow pupils and I to achieve to the maximum of our own personal potential. Kilgraston has played a huge part in my own academic performance. That, however, is only a part of what Kilgraston is, and part of what Kilgraston enables us to be.
Beyond the academic support, with small classes and teachers who work hard to understand our individual needs, Kilgraston is a community, a way of life, a family. We have so many opportunities to indulge our own interests and passions with the support of everyone who is part of that community, be it staff, pupils, governors or parents. We join together to support our fellow pupils in their endeavours, with the confidence they will support each of us in ours. “Cor Unum” is our motto which encapsulates that sense of community – we support and encourage each other at Kilgraston with “one heart”.
My own passions are in music and drama, and the opportunities to learn and perform at Kilgraston have given me so much confidence to take those outside the school and take part in other local and national groups. The nurturing support of the school enables us to take on the challenges of the wider world positively, feeling prepared and supported. Kilgraston prepares us to succeed outside of school and be all we can be.
I am so proud to be able to welcome you to Kilgraston as Head Girl. I can hardly believe I’ve reached my last year here, but looking back I can see how much Kilgraston has made me who I am today. This is an incredible school and I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to represent the school family. Together with me and deputy head girls Emily and Lara, this year’s Upper Sixth look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your transition to your new school. You will have a fantastic time here. You will be encouraged to succeed academically in an environment where your peers also want to be all they can be. On top of that, however, you will have the opportunity to learn so many other skills and really feel you belong to our very special community. You will make friends for life who will be there to help you whenever you need them. Don’t be afraid to take part in everything our school has to offer. Become part of our community – you will get so much back.
Kilgraston Head Girl