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  • Is it possible to visit the school prior to submitting an application?

    Yes. We encourage you and your child to come and see Craigholme in action. As well as our annual open events in early November, parents can organise an independent visit through the school's Admissions Team on 0141 419 0965.

  • How accountable are independent schools?

    All independent schools have to register with the Scottish Executive Education Department and are subject to the same style of inspections by the HM Inspectorate of Education as local authority schools. The Scottish Care Commission monitors and regulates care provision for pre-school pupils.

    At Craigholme, we also have our own quality assurance systems and receive advice from the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) and the professional organisations to which our Principal, Business Manager and Directors belong.

  • Why should I choose an independent education for my child?

    A number of unrivalled additional opportunities are available in the independent sector. With an average class size of 15, our teachers can ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to contribute in classroom discussions and activities.

    Music, French and Physical Education are a key part of our curriculum from nursery level upwards. Our pupils have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to choose from, to enhance their physical, artistic and academic performance.

    A further advantage of the independent sector is that our offering is not restricted by a Local Education Authority.   

  • Are there opportunities for parents to be involved in school life?

    Yes. The school has an active parents' association (CSPA) which welcomes committee members and adhoc volunteers for internal events. There is also the opportunity to attend school trips as a volunteer. In addition, other committees related to the Board exist which are partly populated by parents.

  • What do entrance tests involve?

    Our assessments vary depending on the stage of entry applied for. At Nursery and Junior 1 level, our staff evaluate social skills. Children develop at different rates; consequently, we take the whole person into consideration. The assessment, which is considered in tandem with a reference from your child's previous school, measures literacy and numeracy skills.

  • What is the school roll?

    We are a medium-sized school with 300 pupils. This enables us to retain small class sizes, averaging 15 pupils.

Yes. We encourage you and your child to come and see Craigholme in action. As well as our annual open events in early November, parents can organise an independent visit through the school's Admissions Team on 0141 419 0965.

All independent schools have to register with the Scottish Executive Education Department and are subject to the same style of inspections by the HM Inspectorate of Education as local authority schools. The Scottish Care Commission monitors and regulates care provision for pre-school pupils.

At Craigholme, we also have our own quality assurance systems and receive advice from the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) and the professional organisations to which our Principal, Business Manager and Directors belong.

A number of unrivalled additional opportunities are available in the independent sector. With an average class size of 15, our teachers can ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to contribute in classroom discussions and activities.

Music, French and Physical Education are a key part of our curriculum from nursery level upwards. Our pupils have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to choose from, to enhance their physical, artistic and academic performance.

A further advantage of the independent sector is that our offering is not restricted by a Local Education Authority.   

Yes. The school has an active parents' association (CSPA) which welcomes committee members and adhoc volunteers for internal events. There is also the opportunity to attend school trips as a volunteer. In addition, other committees related to the Board exist which are partly populated by parents.

Our assessments vary depending on the stage of entry applied for. At Nursery and Junior 1 level, our staff evaluate social skills. Children develop at different rates; consequently, we take the whole person into consideration. The assessment, which is considered in tandem with a reference from your child's previous school, measures literacy and numeracy skills.

We are a medium-sized school with 300 pupils. This enables us to retain small class sizes, averaging 15 pupils.

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