Housemaster - Charlie du Vivier
Housemistress - Kirsty du Vivier

A purpose-built home for all of our final year students.

A hive of purposeful activity, Craigleith House is where our Upper Sixth spend their final year, living communally. Here, the whole year group come together with a shared sense of focus, ambition and determination to succeed.


Craigleith is a community of up to 140 final-year pupils, 14 academic tutors and a team of residential and support staff.

Craigleith combines high expectations with a genuine family atmosphere. As Houseparents with a young family of our own we have an open door policy and our children, Lottie and Hector, interact freely with the pupils, helping to create a home from home. A wonderful residential team and excellent staff and visiting tutors ensure that pupils can flourish within a supportive environment.


Taking a step towards the independence of university life, pupils are in charge of their own laundry and of keeping their rooms tidy, and are expected to manage their workloads and juggle their time with maturity. Yet the sense of community is also vitally important. Pupils still play a full and varied role in the arts, sporting and cultural life of the school, and are supported and celebrated as they do.

The chance to unwind and let off steam is vital in this crucial year, and is encouraged through a wide range of social events throughout the year, from hog roasts, to casino nights and formal balls.

We feel genuinely privileged to live and work with such ambitious and inspiring young people and look forward to welcoming future generations of Upper Sixth into Craigleith.