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Craigclowan School & Nursery

Edinburgh Road, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland PH2 8PS

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 13 Years Day

Craigclowan provides a warm and nurturing environment for boys and girls aged 3 - 13 to learn, grow and be happy.

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Word From The Head

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Liz Henderson

A Warm Welcome
Welcome to Craigclowan. We’re the only independent school in Perth, located on a beautiful campus on the outskirts of the Fair City, perfectly placed to access the road network from all directions.

When you come to visit Craigclowan, you’ll see that our family atmosphere shines through. The children’s happiness is our foundation and everything else builds from here.

We are a strong and supportive community, underpinned by our school values of Respect, Integrity, Kindness, Adventure, Humility, Optimism and Resilience.

We want all of our children to find their niche and passion in life and we actively celebrate their achievements in many different ways. The children support each other and they love to see their peers’ successes as well as share their own achievements.

We offer an outstanding education to all of our children with the determination to give them the best start to their school career, preparing them for the next steps in their educational journey as they work their way through the school. We are able to do this as we are a small school and our whole focus is on our children aged 3 - 13.

Our staff are passionate about what they do and the children in their care and this shows in so many ways; they simply love teaching this age group and they are experts in their fields.

When it’s time for our children to move on to senior school, we have an outstanding track record of pupils securing a place at their first-choice senior school, whether that be boarding or day, north or south of the border, local or international. Our scholarship success rate is exemplary with 149 awards in the last 12 years. Scholarships awarded range from Top Academic to Sport, Music, All Rounder, Art and Drama.

Within the classroom, our curriculum is creative, varied and strong and focuses not only on the academic rigor but also promotes an ethos of pastoral inclusiveness with a sense of each individual achieving their full potential.

With small class sizes and an outstanding Support for Learning Department, we are able to stretch the gifted and talented, support the children in areas where they need a little extra and create an environment where all children can flourish.

Outside the classroom, we have a strong Games Department, including a former Olympian, and the children have an unparalleled programme of sport for this age group. Our extra-curricular programme means that the children are developing their talents outside of the classroom and have opportunities to try lots of different activities they may never have had access to before.

I very much hope that you will want to come and see us. I am honoured to lead Craigclowan and look forward to meeting you.

Acting head of Craigclowan

Liz Henderson

Open Days, Visits & Events

17-05-2023 - Open Morning

23-06-2023 - Open Morning

What We Offer

  • Common Entrance
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English
  • French
  • Latin
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Horticulture
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Early registration or registration at birth
  • Trial day at school
  • Bursaries
  • Siblings
  • Financial Assistance
  • Assisted Places
  • Non-denominational
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 13
    Annual Day Fees *£12660 to £12660
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    0Full Boarding0
    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 30
    Part-time: 20

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Email from Parents, Leaving to Relocate Overseas

    We just would like to convey our sincerest thanks for all your help regarding the girls. We are truly sad to be departing but the school has left a great impression on all of us. Your members of staff have been exemplary. We wish you and Craigclowan all the best for the future.

    Email From Current Parent

    The progress she is making academically, emotionally and socially is remarkable and very much down to every single one of you at Craigclowan.

    Email from Current Parent Moving Overseas

    We have been nothing but impressed with your school and our boys absolutely love coming to school each day. They have made great strides and we are very grateful for the opportunities they have been allowed to explore. The hardest part of this entire decision was leaving Craigclowan so thank you...

    Email From Current Parent

    I can’t tell you how life changing it is to know our little people are learning and living life to the full at Craigclowan.

    Email From Current Parent

    The progress she is making academically, emotionally and socially is remarkable and very much down to every single one of you at Craigclowan.