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 (Admissions Manager): +44 (0)131 312 2201 Heather Aitken (Admissions Assistant): +44 (0)131 312 2204
Theo has been a fantastic player for the football 1st XI this season and has more than merited his selection in the SISFA (Scottish Independent Schools Football Association) select squads to play against different Scottish regions, Universities and National selection sides.Read more
On the morning of the 24th March, 27 excited pupils, accompanied by four members of staff, left Merchiston and travelled to Glasgow airport.Read more
Merchiston is pleased to announce that 15 pupils participated in the biannual spring cricket tour. This year, the team travelled to Sri Lanka for a 12 day tour of the country, visiting Kandy, Hikkaduwa, Galle and Colombo, playing five matches against local clubs and schools. The boys were also given the opportunity to tour the Foundation of Goodness School, Hikkaduwa.Read more