Merchiston Castle School

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+4401313122200
294 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0PU, UK
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Year of Foundation 1833
Enrollment Phase / Grades -
Boarding 寄宿学校
Number of students 460
Nationalities 22
Teacher Student Ratio 1:7
Accreditations -0
Headmaster Mr Andrew Hunter
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) GBP 14,100
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) GBP 22,710

Description

‘A balanced curriculum, excellent pastoral care and a high A level pass rate make Merchiston one of the UK’s leading independent schools’ – www.ukboardingschools.com Merchiston is the only boys’ independent boarding school in Scotland, offers the English curriculum, and has a global, outward-looking dimension. We take pride in specializing in the education of boys and preparing them for the world, as we have for over 175 years, developing aspirational, and sensitive, yet gentle-men! Think about a wonderfully caring and nurturing family environment, where they will learn to like learning more. 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. Boarding life We provide a stimulating, challenging, yet supportive and encouraging environment where your son can grow up surrounded by his friends within our unique house structure. Over 65 per cent of pupils board so there is never a dull moment as we provide a full boarding programme seven days a week. Our international boarders form, in most years, around 20 per cent of our School population and come from over 20 different countries. Each boarding house caters for a particular age group and the atmosphere and activities are tailored accordingly. The House structure enables boys to develop a wide circle of friends, and to learn how to support each other. Pringle House, set within a walled garden, is home to boys entering the School between the ages of 7 and 12. Between 13 and 15 boys move through the Chalmers and Rogerson Houses, where there is a high level of pastoral care as the boys grow through adolescence. The purpose-built Sixth Form boarding house offers 126 en-suite bedrooms for boys in their last two years of school. Sport for all Merchiston prides itself on fostering the pursuit of excellence in a sport-for-all environment. In 2015-16, there were 87 different teams, of all abilities, playing competitive fixtures across 16 sports: a total of 590 fixtures. More impressive is that 87% of all pupils, from 7-18, represented the school at some stage in 2015-16. The School is currently represented nationally and internationally in many sports, such as athletics, cricket, golf, rugby and target shooting. We have also achieved Scottish honours in tennis, rugby and clay pigeon shooting in the last three years. The Tennis Academy is ranked number two in the UK in the LTA Team Tennis Schools rankings, 2017; the Golf Academy is ranked number one Junior Golf School in the ISGA rankings 2015-16. Scholarships Merchiston offers a number of prestigious awards each year to suitably qualified candidates, depending upon the year of entry to the School. Awards are competitive, and are made for the duration of a boy’s career at Merchiston, subject to continued performance and good conduct. The main categories of awards are: Academic, Music (including Piping), Sport, All-Rounder, Art & Design, Design & Technology. Scholarships are granted to candidates who can demonstrate above average ability, and bestow honour on the successful candidates. Scholarships no longer carry an automatic fee concession. However, where parental income is not sufficient to allow the pupil to attend Merchiston, parents may apply for means-tested assistance; see our Help with Fees. A Scholarship Application Form is available here.

Academics

Curriculum

British Curriculum

Languages of instruction

English

Foreign languages

-

Examinations

English Curriculum – GCSE/iGCSE and A Levels

University counseling

Yes

Learning support

Yes

Extra-Curricular

Academic record: Merchiston really does turn the ‘C student’ into a ‘B student’ and the ‘B student’ into an ‘A student’. Our 2016 results at every level offer clear evidence of the value-added by the School, for which we are in the top 5 per cent of the UK schools. Merchiston’s exceptional performance at A Level and GCSE over a significant number of years, demonstrates that our boys, as a cohort, are consistently amongst the highest achieving boys in Scotland. Furthermore, nine of our leavers in 2016 are attending top 30 international universities in QS World University Rankings 2016-17, and 50 per cent of students have gained places to Russell Group Universities, such as Bath, Cambridge, Oxford and other top international institutions. A number of students gained admission to USA Ivy League Universities, such as Cornell and Brown. Merchiston is committed to leading students towards ‘personal excellence’. Currently, our extra-mural initiatives include entry for the Mathematics and Physics Challenges and Olympiads, English Speaking Board examinations, foreign language trips, Arkwright Scholarships (Design and Technology), and many others.
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