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.

Outstanding off the field…

• 47% of pupils achieved A*/A grades at A Level

• 82% of pupils gained places at their first or second choice university

• 64% of pupils went to UK Russell Group Universities, Bath, St Andrews and leading international institutions

• SAT support clinics. Students have gained admission to Ivy League Universities, such as Cornell and Brown

• 61% of pupils achieved A*/A grades at GCSE

• 18 pupils achieved 9 or more A*/A GCSE grades

• Best Head of Public School (runner-up), Tatler School Guide 2015 and 2018

• Full boarding with a varied weekend activity programme specifically suited to age and stage

• Established links with girls’ schools.

*Academic Results 2016/17

And on the field…

• No.1 UK Junior Ranking Golf School (ISGA, 2016/17)

• No.2 World Tennis School (ISF, 2017)

• Representation in all of the 2017/18 Scottish National Rugby Teams

• In 2016/17, there were 73 different teams, of all abilities, playing competitive fixtures across 16 sports: a total of 539 fixtures



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Merchiston Castle School
Merchiston Castle School Logo
HeadMr. Andrew R Hunter
School TypeCombined school for boys
Junior Age7 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Jnr Boarding Fees£6,550.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£10,220.00 per term
Forces Discountmeans tested
Total Students460
Youngest Boarder7
Junior Boarders30
Senior Boarders320
Int'l Students90
Closest Airport 1Edinburgh (5km)
Closest Airport 2Glasgow (50km)
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