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Popular FAQ’s

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

    Yes. We encourage you and your daughter 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 Secretary 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 daughter?

    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.

  • How do girls cope when they have to mix with boys?

    Absolutely fine. Our pupils regularly mix with boys at social events, such as school discos and dances and other inter-school activities. Pupils also come into contact with male staff.

    Of course, we accept that the real world is all about co-existence and it is perfectly possible to achieve this having enjoyed all the benefits of a single-sex education.

Yes. We encourage you and your daughter 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 Secretary 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.

Absolutely fine. Our pupils regularly mix with boys at social events, such as school discos and dances and other inter-school activities. Pupils also come into contact with male staff.

Of course, we accept that the real world is all about co-existence and it is perfectly possible to achieve this having enjoyed all the benefits of a single-sex education.

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