There is no better way to experience the atmosphere of St Columba's School than to come and visit us!

St Columba's School is a coeducational day school for pupils aged 3-18 located in the picturesque village of Kilmacolm, a short distance from Glasgow. Here, we offer an outstanding educational experience in an environment where every child is recognised as an individual. Consistently ranked within the top independent schools in Scotland, St Columba’s is renowned for its academic excellence. Pupils represent the school nationally in sport, music, debating, public speaking and array of co-curricular opportunities means that every child has the chance to try something new. 

St Columba’s School leads the way both in the classroom and beyond allowing Columban children from 3 to 18 to flourish. To get a taster of life at our school, please click here.


What makes us special?

  • 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 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. 
  • 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.
  • Pupils can enter the School at any stage - Early YearsJunior SchoolTransitus (J7) and Senior School - and usually at any time of year. Please get in touch to discuss entry requirements to suit your family's circumstances.



Open Events
  • 21 September 2019: Open Morning

We encourage families to visit us at any point during the academic year. To arrange a visit and/or a taster day, please email Admissions or telephone the Junior School (Nursery-P6) on 01505 872768 or the Senior School (Transitus-SVI) on 01505 872238.

Entrance Assessments

  • January 2020 (dates to be confirmed)


Admissions Process

Click here for details of our admissions process and to download an application form.


We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

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