St Columba's School is a coeducational independent day school for pupils aged 3-18, located in Kilmacolm near Glasgow. 

Consistently ranked within the top independent schools in Scotland, St Columba’s is renowned for its first class education and academic excellence. The results obtained by our pupils are consistently among the highest pass rates and percentage As in the country. With national representation at sport, music, debating and public speaking, St Columba’s leads the way both in the classroom and beyond.

Our size is also our strength. With around 700 pupils, each child is known by name and recognised as an individual. Our beautiful countryside location is just twenty minutes from Glasgow. This unique setting and the outstanding educational experience we offer create a school environment that is challenging and vibrant.

Pupils can enter the School at any stage - Early Years, Junior School, Transitus (J7) and Senior School

Looking to study Advanced Highers?

For those who wish to join us for their Sixth Year we offer 15 Advanced Higher subjects (Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Design & Manufacture, English, Geography, History, Latin, Mathematics, Modern Languages - French/Spanish, Modern Studies, Music, Physics) and are happy to discuss your options with you - please call 01505 872238 or email Admissions.


Explore St Columba's - Open Events

There is no better way to experience the true atmosphere of St Columba's School than to come and see it for yourself - our Open Events provide the perfect opportunity for prospective and current families to see our Early Years, Junior and Senior Schools in action. 

Families are welcome to visit both Junior School and Senior School to learn from staff about all that St Columba's has to offer within the classrooms and beyond in our wide range of clubs and societies.  You will have the opportunity to meet with the Rector or Head of Junior School and our pupils will take tours of the School to provide you with a first hand, honest perspective on all aspects of life at St Columba's. 

Open Morning - Sat 22nd Sep 2018, 10am-1pm 

Open Days - Mon 5th & Tue 6th Nov 2018, 9am-3pm

Entrance Assessments from 11th Jan 2019 - view dates and further details 

You are most welcome to turn up on our Open Morning/Days or pre-register using the form below.

Outwith these dates you are of course very welcome to arrange to visit at any time during the school year. 

Pop over to the Parents page for further information about our dedicated coach service, lunch menus and extra-curricular clubs and also to our Admissions page for details on the admissions process and to download an application form.

For more information on our Open Events, or if you wish to arrange a visit and/or a taster day, please email Admissions, register below, call Junior School on 01505 872768 or Senior School on 01505 872238 to arrange a personal tour or to answer any queries that you may have.  

We look forward to welcoming you.

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