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  • Cargilfield School
    45 Gamekeeper's Road
    EH4 6HU
  • Head: Mr Rob Taylor
  • T 0131 3362207
  • F 01313 363179
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
  • Pupils: 305
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £9,810 - £15,120; Boarding £18,555 pa
  • Open days: Individual Visits
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

Jolly sitting-rooms on ground floor (along with showers etc) and some of the prettiest dorms we have seen in a long time. Odd space in boys' dorms: trad old school dorms, huge, with sofas and games tucked into corners - given the choice, chaps preferred more mates to smaller bedrooms. Chaps in bunks, girls have...

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What the school says...

A unique offering in Edinburgh: an independent prep school for children aged 3-13 that sends pupils across Edinburgh, Scotland and England. From 8+, we pride ourselves on our boarding culture: a flexible offering of boarding from individual nights to weekly and even stand-alone weekends. Evening activities rather than homework lead to the highest possible attainment. ...Read more

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Since 2014, Rob Taylor, previously registrar at Harrow School. He has also been head of Ashdown Prep School in Sussex. He is married to Sarah, and they have three children. Took over from acting head following the abrupt departure in October 2013 of previous head and his wife.


Nursery and pre-prep popular; upper school numbers have grown enormously; places pretty well guaranteed through pre-prep but tests if learning difficulties suspected. Wannabes assessed: occasional places may occur throughout the school – logistics.

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