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Merchiston Castle School

Boys Prep and Senior School
"A balanced curriculum, excellent pastoral care and a high A level pass rate make Merchiston one of the UK’s leading independent schools.”
We are a Scottish school, offering the English curriculum, with a global, outward-looking dimension, based just 15 minutes from an International Airport.

Boys at Merchiston Castle SchoolOutstanding off the field…

• Top 5% of UK Schools for value-added

• Scotland’s leading A*- B grade A Level School

• 90% of pupils gained places at their 1st or 2nd choice university

• 50% of pupils went to UK Russell Group Universities, Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, St Andrews and leading international institutions

• SAT support clinics for applicants for American Universities held weekly

• Students have gained admission to Ivy League Universities, such as Cornell and Brown

• Gradual progression to secondary teaching from Primary 6

• Established links with local girls’ schools for drama, music and social gatherings

• Full boarding with varied weekend activity programme

And on the field…

• No.1 UK Junior Golf School

• No.3 UK Tennis School

 • U18 Scottish Schools Tennis Champions, 2016 - winners an impressive 7 out of 9 years

• Representation in all of the 2015/16 Scottish National Rugby Teams

• 87 different teams, of all abilities, played competitive fixtures across 16 sports: a total of 590 fixtures

• 89% of all pupils, from 7-18, represented the School in sport


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