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St Columba's School, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, Scotland



School Details
Duchal Road,
Kilmacolm, Inverclyde,
Renfrewshire, Scotland,
United Kingdom,
PA13 4AU

Tel: +44 1505 872238
Fax: +44 1505 873995

Web: www.st-columbas.org

Founded:1897

Rector:
Mr David Girdwood, BSc MEd SQH

Secretary to the Rector:
Mrs D Motherwell


Accreditations and affiliations:
ISC, HMC, AGBIS, ISCO, SLS, SCIS
Religious affiliation:
Non-denominational
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
3 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£1,770
to
£10,410
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
353
Day
377
0
Full board
0
0
Weekly
0
353
Total
377
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
47
13
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Entry test or exam, Interview, Report from previous school
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Other bursaries, Financial need

What we offer


  • Environmental studies
  • Design technology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Classics
  • Business studies
  • Psychology
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Fitness training
  • Volleyball
  • Squash
  • Football
  • Cross-country
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Skiing
  • Chess
  • Orienteering
  • Young Enterprise
  • Adventure training
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Pipe band
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Particular diets
  • After school club
  • Experience of international students
  • School bus service
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
 
 
Head PhotoWelcome to St Columba’s, one of Scotland’s top independent day schools which was voted Sunday Times Independent School of the Year 2008. Founded in 1897, St Columba’s is a non-denominational HMC school for boys and girls aged 3-18, with a current role of 730 pupils. Pupils are presented for SQA examinations in SIV, SV and SVI, and St Columba’s academic results are among the best in Scotland. In addition to academic excellence, the School supports a full programme of musical, sporting and extra-curricular activities, allowing each pupil to develop personal confidence and skills for life. Dedicated academic staff acknowledge the individual talent and potential of each pupil, and the School ethos is one of involvement, endeavour and achievement.

St Columba’s School is situated in the tranquil village of Kilmacolm, about fifteen miles west of Glasgow and ten miles from Glasgow Airport. The School buildings and sports facilities are located within a quarter-mile radius. Transportation is arranged for pupils travelling to the School from a wide area and an after school care facility is available.

St Columba’s School has a great deal to offer your child: an excellent educational experience in a secure, stimulating environment. Bursaries are available for new pupils entering Transitus (P7), SV to study Highers and SVI to study Advanced Highers.

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