With an ethos based on traditional values, Merchiston encourages self-reliance and independence, as well as respect for and tolerance of others. Our main objective is to motivate pupils to try their hardest and to strive to achieve the highest levels possible in all areas - firstly academic, then cultural, sporting, leadership, and simply living together as part of a community. The modern way of life at Merchiston is therefore busy and exacting and we seek to maintain the delicate balance of priorities within and outwith the classroom. However, whilst revelling in the excellence of the sporting, musical and numerous other activities, we continue to emphasize the primacy of academic work, which is at the heart of the total curriculum.
Merchiston Castle School welcomes admissions applications from all over Scotland, the UK and overseas – both for boarders and day pupils.
A good first step if you wish to make an application for your son(s) is to speak to us personally on the numbers below. Our admissions team will be able to help and advise you. Kay Wilson (Director of Admissions): +44 (0)131 312 2201 Heather Aitken (Admissions Assistant): +44 (0)131 312 2204
All Fifth Form (S4) boys at Merchiston Castle School completed their 24 Hour Charity Cycle on Tuesday. The boys’ target was to cycle to the Philippines, as a tribute to their Housemaster, Philip Rossiter, ‘get Phil to the Philippines’ is the motivational tag line for their sponsored cycle. They started in Edinburgh and travelled to Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, covering a total of 4,788 km.Read more
Merchiston is steeped in sporting excellence and the impressive achievements of the Golf Academy’s Junior Team have only added to the School’s rich sporting tapestry. The Golf Academy has been ranked No.1 in the UK by the ISGA, for the third year running, with the team collecting its trophy after the final win of the season at the prestigious ISGA Junior Open at Radley College.Read more
Within Athletics this week, there was a successful trip to Meadowbank for the annual Edinburgh Schools’ Competition.Read more