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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In Perthshire

For anyone planning a move to or within Perthshire in central Scotland we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within fantastic Perthshire.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Perthshire's famous British cities and towns include Perth, Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Kenmore.

Perthshire has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, cottages and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"From its serene glens and endless expanses of lush forest, to its bleakly beautiful moors, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls, it's easy to see why Perthshire was named "the fairest portion of the northern kingdom" by Sir Walter Scott." Visit Scotland

Perthshire is landlocked, with neighbouring counties including Argyllshire to the west, Angus to the east. Fife, Kinross-shire, Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire to the south.

Perthshire is home to one of Europe’s oldest trees! The tree is called The Fortingall Yew, named after the village that it is found in. Many have tried to estimate its exact age… which could be anywhere between 2,000-9,000 years old!




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Perthshire, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Perthshire (or you already live in Perthshire but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Perthshire there is a big choice of high quality Perthshire schools, with a number of the Perthshire highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK.

Perthshire private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls schools, boys schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges.

Find Private Schools In Perthshire, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

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Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Perthshire, some of the best of which being: 



Kilgraston School

Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, Scotland PH2 9BQ 

Private School (Fee Paying), Girls 5 - 18 Years, Boarding (Weekly) 

Kilgraston School is a thriving boarding and day school offering an exceptional all-round education to girls from 5-18 and boys from 5 -12 years. The school is set in 52 acres of parkland at Bridge of Earn in beautiful, rural, Perthshire.

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Strathallan School

Perth, Perthshire, Scotland PH2 9EG 

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-educational 5 - 18 Years, Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly) 

Offering a broad, inclusive education has been a core component of Strathallan’s ethos since the school was founded in 1913. We have high expectations at Strathallan and this encourages our pupils to believe in themselves, to be inquisitive, to be resilient and to show ambition both in and out of the classroom. Our pupils feel happy and valued, which gives them the confidence, enthusiasm and social awareness for life-long learning needed to succeed in a fast-changing world.

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Craigclowan Preparatory School

Perth, Perthshire, Scotland PH2 8PS 

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-educational 5 - 13 Years, Day  

Craigclowan is the only independent Preparatory 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.

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Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Perthshire, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Perthshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In Perthshire, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Perthshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In Perthshire, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Perthshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:




Where To Live In Perthshire, SCOTLAND, UK

The most popular British cities and towns in the Perthshire area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

> South Perthshire

Perth (47,300), Crieff (7,200), Auchterarder (5,800), Kinross (5,600)

> Northern Perthshire

Blairgowrie & Rattray (11,200), Kenmore (3,600), Blair Atholl (4,300), Pitlochry (3,000), Aberfeldy (1,900), Dunkeld (1,300), Kinloch Rannoch (400)




Perth is a very popular place to live and many people move to each year, or to near and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Perth are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the Perthshire capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous Perth with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Eight Things To Know About Perth, Scotland, UK

> FACT 1: Perth has recently introduced a Silent Disco! Running every Saturday during November and December, it’s held in St Paul’s church and is completely free!

> FACT 2: Perth is known as The Fair City, characterised as such by Sir Walkter Scott’s novel, The Fair Maid of Perth!

> FACT 3: Each year Perth holds the Perth Highland Games, one of the most popular events of the year! The games are great fun for all the family, with a focus on traditional heavyweight events and of course lots of Highland dancing! However if you just want to sit back and watch, there are lot’s of great stands and amazing food stalls to pick from too!

> FACT 4: Perth was once where the Royal Court was held. From the 9th to the 15th century it was the most powerful settlement in Scotland and was therefore where the monarchs resided.

> FACT 5: The River Tay flows straight through Perth and is the longest river in Scotland at a mighty 119 miles long! It also makes a lovely spot for a lovely winter walk or summer picnic!

> FACT 6: Perth was the capital of Schotland from the 9th century until 1437 and was still considered the n.2 to Edinburgh until 1975.

> FACT 7: The beautiful parks of North and South Inch used to be islands on the River Tay!

> FACT 8: Perth was known as ‘St John’s Toun’ in the mediaeval times. Nowadays, the Perth Football team is called St Johnstone as a nod to its history.

Where To Live In Perth, UK

Perth and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Perth living to rural, country lifestyles, Perth and the areas near Perth is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Churchlands Perth, Dalkeith Perth, Salter Point Perth, Shelley Perth, Attadale Perth, Floreat Perth, Rossmoyne Perth, Swanbourne Perth, East Perth, Perth, Ashfield Perth, North Fremantle Perth, Scarborough Perth, Leederville Perth, Victoria Parks Perth, Carine Perth, Mouth Lawley Perth

Commuting To And From Perth By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Perth is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Dundee, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Perth To Edinburgh : Edinburgh is about 45 miles by road from Perth via the M90 and driving to the centre of Edinburgh from Perth normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to Edinburgh from Perth, with trains taking around 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes.

> Perth To Dundee: Dundee is about 21 miles by road from Perth via the A90 and driving to the centre of Dundee from Perth normally takes under 40 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Dundee from Perth, with trains taking from 25 minutes.

> Perth To London: London is about 450 miles by road from Perth via the M6 and driving to the centre of London from Perth normally takes under 8 hours. There is a very regular train service to London from Perth, with trains taking from 5-6 hours. Flights are also available from Edinburgh to London and take around 3 hours with around 10-30 per day.



Nearest Airports To Perth, UK

The nearest airport to Perth is Dundee (DND) which is 16 miles from Perth. Other nearby airports include Edinburgh (EDI) (under 31 miles), Glasgow (GLA) (53), Aberdeen (ABZ) (72 miles) and Newcastle (NCL) (116 miles)




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