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None could see any disadvantage at being all-girls school: ‘no curtailment to social life in a city environment’. Seeming very much at home, they take responsibility for granted - not really surprising since some had been at Craigholme for 14/15...

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Craigholme is the only independent school in the West of Scotland catering exclusively for girls. Founded in 1894, the school provides co-educational nursery facilities for 3-5 year olds and an excellent all-round education for girls aged 5-18 years. We believe that smaller class sizes are a major strength of the school. Classes average 15 pupils. We offer a broad curriculum and have strong music and drama departments as well as an active art department. Sports and games are also of a high standard with regular representation at regional and national level, particularly in hockey. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

None could see any disadvantage at being all-girls school: ‘no curtailment to social life in a city environment’. Seeming very much at home, they take responsibility for granted - not really surprising since some had been at Craigholme for 14/15 years. Almost every inch of wall space crammed with evidence of activity.

Principal

Since August 2016, June Gilliland, formerly deputy principal for nine years. Has also been head of business studies at the High School of Glasgow and deputy principal at Ayr Academy.

Head of junior school since Sept 2016 is Pamela Mitchell.

Academic Matters

Small classes in junior school; specialist French from age 4, IT, music and PE from nursery on. Top year takes selected subjects - science, music, art, home economics - in senior school. ‘Determinedly academic’. Books and novels feature strongly in...

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Special Education Needs

10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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