Merchiston Castle School

We are a Scottish School, offering the English curriculum, with a global outward-looking dimension, based just 15 minutes from an International Airport.

"A balanced curriculum, excellent pastoral care and a high A level pass rate make Merchiston one of the UK’s leading independent schools."

Outstanding off the field…*

  • 3 As at A Level is 144 UCAS points. Merchiston’s average is 141 points.
  • 50% of grades achieved a A Level were at A*/A level.
  • 95% of pupils gained places at their first or second choice university.
  • SAT support clinics for applicants for American Universities. Students have gained admission to Ivy League Universities, such as Cornell and Brown.
  • A wide range of sports available, such as athletics, cricket and hockey, suitable for boys of all abilities.
Enquire about: Merchiston Castle School
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HeadMr. Jonathan Anderson
School TypeCombined school for boys
Junior Age Range7 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
VocationalEnterprise & Entrepreneurship BTEC in Sixth Form
Jnr Boarding Fees£8,900.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£12,440.00 per term
Sixth Form£12,440.00 per term
Forces Discountmeans tested
Total Students400
Youngest Boarder7
Junior Boarders30
Senior Boarders300
Int'l Students80
Closest Airport 1Edinburgh (5km)
Closest Airport 2Glasgow (50km)
School AddressMerchiston Castle School
294 Colinton Road
Edinburgh (City of)
EH13 0PU
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