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

Pupils can enter the school at any stage - from Early Years to SVI - and at any time of year too. We aim to make the transition to St Columba's as smooth as possible for both you and your child so please get in touch with our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Moira McWhirter, to discuss your family's next step. 

We look forward to welcoming you to St Columba's!

Visit Us

St Columba's offers an outstanding educational experience in an environment where every child is recognised as an individual. Boasting a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities, our pupils can try something new whenever they wish and will associate with children of other ages, races, religions and backgrounds. It is for these reasons that we are consistently ranked within the top independent schools in Scotland and that St Columba’s is renowned for its academic excellence.

St Columba’s School leads the way both in the classroom and beyond allowing Columban children to grow and flourish as well-balanced contributors to our society. In fact, many of our pupils represent the school nationally in sport, music, debating, public speaking.


Our doors are always open

We encourage families to visit us at any point during the academic year. To arrange a visit and/or a taster day, please fill out the form below or click on the button to email our Admissions Registrar. 

While our doors are always open, you are most welcome to attend our Open Day:


Open Day 2019

21 September 2019, 10am-1pm 

Please register here below

Entrance Assessments

Our formal entrance assessments will take place in January 2020. If you would prefer your child to take the test as part of their Taster Day at any other point in the year, we would be more than happy to make the necessary arrangements. 

Senior VI Admissions

For pupils wishing 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 and/or Spanish), Modern Studies, Music and Physics.


Contact Us

Click here to get in touch with our Admissions Registrar


Financial Assistance

Click here for fees and financial assistance


Admissions Process

How do I apply to St Columba's?


Why St Columba's?

Our Rector answers the question 'why St Columba's?'



Admissions Enquiries & Open Day Registration

Once your have completed this form, please click 'submit'. Thereafter, Mrs McWhirter, our Admissions Registrar, will be in touch to confirm your registration for Open Day or to arrange a suitable time for a visit.

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