Craigholme School for Girls A GSG School
- Craigholme School for Girls
72 St Andrews Drive
- Head: Mrs June Gilliland
- T 01414 270375
- F 01414 276396
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.craigholme.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 5 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Glasgow City
- Pupils: 277
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £8,550 - £11,320 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: Craigholme Junior School
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.
What the school says...
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
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.
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 learning as 'preferable to the sort of snippets you get in reading books': children start off with (Jolly) Phonics, leavened with other methods as appropriate. French now from nursery and German in J6. J7s get specialist teaching in both sciences and art in preparation for their move to ‘big school’....
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|