Over the years, our buildings and facilities have received continuous investment, much made possible by the philanthropic support of the wider St Columba’s family. Every generation of pupils and their families has benefited from the vision and support of previous donors. This support also helps the School to commit over £400,000 annually to bursaries, which make it possible for many gifted children, who would otherwise not have the chance, to benefit from a St Columba’s education.

St Columba’s is a registered charity now well into its second century. We aim to secure its long-term financial future by encouraging former pupils, staff and friends of the School to include a legacy to St Columba’s in their Will. Legacy gifts also play an important role in helping the School to invest in larger capital projects and support staff with professional development opportunities.

We wish to encourage all who care about sustaining St Columba’s future to consider leaving a bequest in their Will and invite you to join the Georgina Kinnear Circle.

Learn more about how to make a gift to St Columba's in your will - please download our brochure below.


The Georgina Kinnear Circle

The Circle honours Georgina Kinnear, a pioneer of the education of young women in Scotland and a founder of St Columba’s School. She was a woman of great learning and was fond of encouraging her students by saying, “You are not here to learn, but to learn how to learn.” Miss Kinnear and other early leaders gave thoughtful and caring support in the creation of St Columba’s School. The School’s ambition has always been to prepare its young people as ambassadors of their School, community and country.

The Georgina Kinnear Circle has been established to recognise a distinguished group of individuals dedicated to helping St Columba’s ensure its future place in the wider world by including a bequest in their Will.

Read more about the story of Georgina Kinnear.

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