What age can children join you?

Children can join us in the nursery any time after their third birthday. As a partner provider with Perth and Kinross Council, we are able to offer 1140 Hours Early Years funded places and these are available from the beginning of the term following your child’s third birthday. There’s no need to wait until then, however, and we can accept children immediately after their third birthday on an unfunded basis if you would like them to start sooner.

How do I arrange to come and have a look around the school?

We would be delighted to show you around at a time that suits you so that you can see for yourself what makes Craigclowan such a special place. Please contact Jennifer Trueland on 01738 626 310 and she will be delighted to make the arrangements for you. Ideally you should allow around an hour and a half for your visit.

Will my child have to sit an entrance test?

No. If you think that Craigclowan is the place for your child, we will invite them to come along for a Taster Day.  They spend a normal school day with the class we anticipate they will join and simply take part in all the activities their class is doing.  This allows us to see where they are in their learning journey. All children joining us for a taster day spend a little time with a member of our Support for Learning team but there are no formal tests and children joining us for taster days leave us at the end of the day with beaming smiles on their faces and a desire to return!

Do you run buses to school?

Yes.  We operate a number of routes to school in the mornings, as follows:

Route 1: Billy

  • Blackbird Inn, Alyth
  • Red House Hotel, Coupar Angus

Route 2: Sandra

  • Duffus Car Park, Cupar
  • Dunbog Church Hall
  • Lindores Bus Stop

Route 3: Brian

  • Kinross Services

Route 4: Dorian

  • Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie
  • Meikleour Estate, Opposite The Cross
  • The Green, Spittalfield
  • Football Pitch, Luncarty

We don’t run our buses at the end of the day as all the children leave us at different times. Most stay to take part in our huge selection of extra-curricular activities, many stay to complete their prep at school and children often do both.

Where do I buy school uniform?

Our uniform supplier is Stevensons, 85 Scott Street, Perth, PH2 8JR.

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Our popular second hand uniform shop, run in school by The Friends of Craigclowan, is open regularly throughout each term.

Is there an extra charge for lunch?

No. All children enjoy a delicious two course lunch in the dining room each day at no extra charge. The menu is published on the school website every Friday.

Does it cost extra to stay late at school?

There is no charge for children in forms 1 - 8 staying after school to complete their prep. There may be a small charge for extra-curricular activities, and these are published in the extra-curricular activities booklet.

Do I need to do anything to arrange my child’s nursery funding?

No. Jennifer Trueland, who looks after Admissions, will take care of that for you, either during the admissions process or at the appropriate time after your child has joined us.

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