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Cargilfield Edinburgh, Midlothian Visit
304 pupils, ages 3-13
Day and Boarding


It may be the oldest prep in Scotland but co-ed Cargilfield, on Edinburgh’s Cramond shoreline, has a thoroughly modern outlook, with ‘tailored boarding’ – flexi, weekly, the occasional evening or camping weekend – a handy option for busy working families. 

Of the 300 or so pupils, those who don’t sleep over can still make the most of school life outside the classroom by staying on after the bell rings for clubs (there are more than 50, including reeling, archery, ice skating and drama, whose members take part in a joint Edinburgh Festival...
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  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 1£3,527
    Year 2£3,527
    Year 3£3,527
    Year 4£5,540
    Year 5£5,540
    Year 6£5,540
    Year 7£5,540
    Year 8£5,540
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3-
    Year 4£6,795
    Year 5£6,795
    Year 6£6,795
    Year 7£6,795
    Year 8£6,795

    Cargilfield offers bursarial support of up to 100 per cent of fees to students joining Form 4 and above. These awards are means tested and at the discretion of the headmaster and the governors and the school is clear that priority will be given to talented children whom they would feel more confident of securing similar bursary support at a senior independent school or to children whose circumstances would suggest that they will particularly benefit from a Cargilfield education.

    For more information please see the school website:

    Bursary contact:
    The Bursar
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45 Gamekeeper's Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH4 6HU

0131 3362207


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