Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

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Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools


Type: Day / Boarding
Age Range: 3-18
Head's Name: David Gray
Address: Queensferry Road
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH4 3EZ
United Kingdom
Phone: 0131 311 1000
Fax: 0131 311 1099
Website: www.esms.org.uk
Division: Scottish

School Profile

ESMS are a unique family of independent schools for boys and girls in Edinburgh whose educational provision ensures that boys and girls are able to make the best social, emotional and academic progress possible in an outstanding educational environment. Children are taught together from Nursery to Primary 7 at our ESMS Junior School, after which they benefit from single-sex but closely twinned senior school education before joining together again in a co-educational Sixth Form.

At senior school, the girls attend The Mary Erskine School and the boys Stewart's Melville College. Taught separately, the girls and boys have more freedom to be themselves, gain confidence and achieve their potential while benefiting from a shared guidance structure and an extensive range of coeducational extra-curricular opportunities. Our students spend their Sixth Form together, preparing for the university life that beckons.

Throughout their school life, all our boys and girls are encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone and take part in some of the many extra-curricular activities available to them. Whether that be exploring nature and overcoming physical challenges in Outdoor Education, or taking to the stage with one of over 50 of the schools’ active bands, choirs and orchestras or performing arts clubs, or picking up a new sport, our children are confident in taking on new challenges.

Daily coach services are offered across Edinburgh, the Lothians, and Fife. The schools also offer boarding facilities which provide a comfortable, close-knit and happy home from home for children from Primary 6 to Sixth Form. Full day care is available for all Junior School children before and after school and throughout the holidays.

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