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 Principal's Welcome


Welcome to Craigholme School — the only independent school in the west of Scotland that caters exclusively for five to eighteen year-old girls, as well as a co-educational nursery for girls and boys aged three to five years old. 


Craigholme School has a unique model and we deliver a high quality education where individual needs are catered for, achievement is celebrated and learning is valued and enjoyed. We embrace innovation and encompass new and current educational trends without losing sight of traditional approaches and values.

Research confirms that a single sex teaching environment allows girls to be themselves and explore what is best for them, resulting in greater academic achievement and personal fulfilment. However, our compassionate and caring environment is not a soft option for girls - they are able to take risks and build their resilience on the path to achieving their full potential. In their senior years, Craigholme girls consistently achieve excellent academic results and move on to an impressive list of destinations in further education establishments.

The staff at Craigholme work hard to give every girl the opportunity to realise her potential and to be her best. The small class sizes enable staff to provide individual attention and support, while the girls-only environment allows us to concentrate on how girls learn. We are very aware that we are responsible for shaping the long term future of our girls.

I was appointed as Principal in July 2016 and, having been Deputy Principal for 9 years I have a thorough, in depth knowledge of the school. I have also held senior roles as Head of Business Studies in the High School of Glasgow and Ayr Academy and as Deputy Principal at Ayr Academy and I bring that depth of experience to my role as Principal.

I am very proud of our school and would be delighted to welcome you to Craigholme. Only by visiting us can you experience the positive working environment and close community atmosphere at Craigholme School.


Mrs June Gilliland



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