A Perthshire School will celebrate the appointment of a new principal with an ‘open doors’ family day next week.

A Perthshire School will celebrate the appointment of a new principal with an ‘open doors’ family day next week.

Mrs Dorothy MacGinty, who took up the role of principal at Kilgraston School for girls earlier this month, will invite families to Kilgraston’s Family Fun and Open Day, held on Sunday 10 May.

Mrs MacGinty joins Kilgraston from St Francis’ College, Hertfordshire, where she has held the post of headmistress since 2009. Since 2012, Mrs MacGinty has chaired the Professional Development Committee of the Girls’ School Association (GSA), the most prestigious membership organisation for girls’ schools in the UK. Mrs MacGinty will be GSA president 2017.

Of Kilgraston, which was recently chosen as the Sunday Times’ Scottish Independent School of the Year, Mrs MacGinty said: “This is a distinctive and remarkable school. Our girls will be the leaders of tomorrow in a wide variety of professions and businesses.

“We believe that there should be no limitations on their ambitions either personally or professionally, and we offer a world class, exciting and challenging education where it is natural to step into leadership positions. Our teachers are dedicated and work tirelessly with all pupils to ensure each girl can achieve all she is capable of; the pride they share in success is palpable.” During its Open Doors Day, Kilgraston will host a craft fair and live music performances, and will offer visitors the chance to try hands-on science experiments. Younger children will enjoy bouncy castles, face painting, and pony rides. Pupils will guide visitors on tours of the school’s facilities, which include a 25m swimming pool, full sized astroturf hockey pitch, equestrian centre and brand new science laboratories.

Kilgraston’s family fun day is open to all, and will be held between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday 10 May at Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn.