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Sport

Offering an opportunity for every girl


Sport for all is the theme for participation at Kilgraston School.

We believe taking part in sport is key to character development and we encourage all girls to get involved regardless of age and ability. Weekly activities are varied and range, for example, from yoga and fencing classes to team sports such as hockey, netball and tennis.

Sport is a significant part of life for every girl at Kilgraston, and our girls are encouraged to find the sport that suits them. For some, that may be ballet, yoga or zumba and for others what really appeals are the clashes of the hockey pitch, the personal challenge of cross-country running, the discipline of equestrian sports or the exhilaration of tennis.

Our 54 acres of beautiful grounds offer an enviable range of sporting facilities. We have invested, for example, in an International sized all-weather hockey astroturf pitch, eight floodlit all-weather tennis courts, extensive playing fields, a superb sports hall, fitness suite and climbing wall, and a new 25m indoor swimming pool complex. We are also the only school in Scotland with its own equestrian centre.

The menu of sporting opportunities is almost endless. These include after school sporting activities such as Aerobics, Badminton, Cricket, Fencing, Fitness Gym, Football, Highland Dancing, Karate, Modern Dance, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Skiing, year-round Tennis Coaching, Yoga, Zumba dance, team practices for major sports and team fitness training sessions. A full list of our sports activities can be found in our Clubs and Activities brochure.

For them, the opportunity to truly excel in the sporting arena is one that is grasped with both hands – as exemplified by the Kilgraston girls that have been selected to compete at an International level in hockey, running, netball and equestrian vaulting. Our Director of Sport is Pauline Stott, a double Hockey Olympian. Pauline is a real-life role model for all our girls.