Merchiston Castle School

Merchiston is the only boys’ independent boarding school in Scotland, it offers the English curriculum, and offers a global, outward-looking dimension. The school takes pride in developing aspirational, and sensitive, yet gentle-men! Think about a wonderfully caring and nurturing family environment, where they will learn to like learning more.


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Merchiston is one of the UK’s leading boarding schools, and a member of the World Leading Schools Association, offering the English curriculum, but with a global, outward-looking dimension. Over 65% of pupils board, and a full boarding programme is offered, seven days a week. Based in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, Merchiston is only 15 minutes from Edinburgh International Airport and a 1 hour flight from London.Committed to leading students towards ‘personal excellence’, Merchiston has an impressive record of helping boys excel far beyond their expected results. The School’s exceptional academic performance over a significant number of years, demonstrates that our boys, as a cohort, are consistently amongst the highest achieving boys in Scotland. Maths, Further Maths, Science and Technology (including Electronics) are particular strengths, although Humanities and the Arts are also excellent. Our most recent A-Level Further Maths students achieved a 100% A*/A/B pass rate.

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Jonathan Anderson, Headmaster, Merchiston, participates in The Great Education & Schools' Fair webinar: The Making of Us: Why Schools Matter and the Single Sex or Co-ed Debate


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