Welcome to Craigclowan Preparatory School


John Gilmour, HeadmasterA very warm welcome to Craigclowan.  We are an independent prep school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13.  As new arrivals, my wife, Liz, our children and I feel thrilled to have joined such a caring and vibrant community.  We are fortunate to be located in a prominent and well-connected setting to the south of Perth overlooking this beautiful city and the incredible countryside beyond.  The school has been variously described to me as a ‘Scottish gem’ and a ‘well-kept secret’.  I would agree with this, but it is also so much more.  Together, our pupils, staff and parents work hard to create an inspirational childhood like no other.

Craigclowan families represent a broad cross-section of the local (and not so local) community from farmers, hoteliers and military personnel to entrepreneurs and artists.  They are united, though, by a desire to give their children the best possible start in life, something Craigclowan provides and then some!

Amongst the many benefits of an education at Craigclowan are the small classes, the passionate and dedicated staff and, of course, the specialist facilities which pupils have access to from a young age.  Being successful in exams is only part of the story, albeit an important one.  Of course our pupils excel academically, but we provide much more than this.  Our aim is to provide for the whole child: emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually.  Each child at Craigclowan will have a talent or gift for something; we regard it as our mission to discover and nurture this to allow it to thrive.

I hope that you enjoy browsing through our website, but don’t leave it at that.  Please come and visit us to experience what we have to offer first hand.  We promise that you will get a very warm welcome and find a school in a stunning location with tremendous spirit and a passion for childhood.

John Gilmour
Headmaster



John Gilmour has been privileged to enjoy a career teaching in both maintained and independent schools for the last 18 years.  Prior to teaching, John served in the Royal Navy both in the surface fleet and submarines.  Having a passion for the outdoors, he spent the last 15 years as a member and Coxswain of his local lifeboat crew, prior to his move to Scotland.

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