George Watson’s College

George Watson’s College


Type: Day / Co-ed
Age Range: 3-18
Head's Name: Melvyn Roffe
Address: Colinton Road
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH10 5EG
United Kingdom
Phone: 0131 446 6001
Fax: 0131 446 6090
Website: www.gwc.org.uk
Division: Scottish

School Profile

Today, George Watson's College is a fully integrated school, catering for girls and boys from Nursery through to Senior 6 on a single 50 acre campus just to the south of Edinburgh's City Centre.

Throughout the School's long history, there have been many changes since its foundation as a Charitable Hospital in 1741. The Hospital was the legacy of merchant and financier George Watson; today, the George Watson's Family Foundation continues this legacy, raising funds for bursary support.

Arrival at Senior School is a significant moment and we make sure that all pupils, whether joining from other primary schools, our own Junior School, or entering further up the School, are supported in this key transition. Our induction aims to make this step exciting for our pupils, to help them to establish friendships, and to allow us to get to know our pupils and for them to get to know us as quickly as possible.

At Watson's we are proud of the exceptionally broad range of certificate courses we offer. Available at various levels of certification within the national qualifications framework, our extensive provision includes subjects across the spectrum of arts, sciences and social sciences, with a notably wide selection of languages, including Mandarin Chinese.

Since 2011 we have offered S5 and S6 pupils both the Scottish SQA suite of certificate courses and the IB Diploma Programme.

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