Merchiston Castle School


Merchiston Castle School

Type: Day / Boarding / Single Sex (Boys only)
Age Range: 7-18
Head's Name: Andrew Hunter
Address: Colinton Road
United Kingdom
Phone: 0131 312 2203
Fax: 0131 441 6060
Division: Scottish

School Profile

Merchiston, a boarding and day school for boys aged 8 to 18 is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, four miles from the centre of Edinburgh and just 20 minutes from Edinburgh’s international airport, which has over 100 direct routes. Only an hour’s flight from London, Edinburgh’s rich culture offers stimulation and excitement to the boys, whether they are visiting an art gallery or attending an international rugby fixture.

With an ethos based on traditional values, Merchiston encourages self-reliance and independence, as well as respect and tolerance for others. The School’s goal is to help every boy reach his full potential and leave Merchiston ready for the world. Merchiston has strong and effective approaches to develop each boy’s personal achievement and boasts an impressive record of helping boys excel far beyond their expected results at GCSE and A-level. The School’s academic record is excellent- it is consistently in the top flight of independent schools in the UK and has an unrivalled reputation for providing a first-rate all-round education. Merchiston was rated ‘Excellent’ for its Quality of Care and Support and Quality of Environment by the Care Inspectorate in 2010.

There is a long and successful tradition of sport at Merchiston, with equal emphasis on recreation and excellence. Within fantastic facilities, there are over 20 sports on offer which cater for all interests and levels of ability. As one of the leading innovators of sports education in the UK, the School established Scotland’s first tennis academy in 2007 and more recently its own golf academy. The School is currently represented at national and international level in many sports including athletics, table tennis, cricket and rugby.”

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