Open Days for Edinburgh Independent Schools
Although schools have only just gone back post the summer break, it’s now time to think ahead if you have a little one starting school, or are looking to change school in 2018.
Here is a round-up of the open day dates for Edinburgh’s independent schools:-
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16
Loretto Junior School (0-12 yrs)
Loretto Junior School, affectionately known as ‘The Nippers’, is East Lothian’s leading independent Junior School for children aged 5–12 years – with around 200 boys and girls in attendance. They are predominantly a day school but every year they welcome a number of boarders who join aged 11. The Early Years (5 – 7 years) is based at Eskbank, while the Nippers (8 – 12 years) is at North Esk Lodge.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23
The Edinburgh Academy
The Edinburgh Academy is a modern, vibrant co-educational school for 2 to 18 year olds.
Housed on two characterful sites, the school provides the best in 21st century education and is designed to be small enough to cater for the unique talents, needs and ambitions of all.
ESMS is a family of independent schools for children aged 3-18 in Edinburgh. Together the schools have been turning out world-class boys and girls for over 150 years. They offer a co-educational Junior School, single-sex but closely twinned secondary education for boys and girls and a co-educational Sixth Form.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30
An independent co-educational day school. Children between 3 and 18, from in and around the city of Edinburgh, form a vibrant school community.
Loretto Senior School (12-18 yrs)
Loretto Senior School is one of Britain’s leading independent boarding and day schools located on the outskirts of Edinburgh. It is home to the Loretto Golf Academy. Boarding and day pupils join from 12 years and there is a strong preparatory school entry at 13 years and Sixth Form entry at 16 years.
Merchiston Castle School (boys ages 7-16)
Merchiston Castle School welcomes admissions applications from all over Scotland, the UK and overseas – both for boarders and day pupils. Boys can apply to enter the School at any age between 7 and 16.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7
George Watson’s College
George Watson’s College is a fully integrated school, catering for girls and boys from Nursery through to Senior 6 on a single 50 acre campus just to the south of Edinburgh’s City Centre.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7 & WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11
St Georges School for Girls
St George’s School is a flourishing, all girls’ day and boarding independent school set in beautiful grounds in the heart of historic Edinburgh.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8
Fettes College is a remarkable school with a long history of providing opportunities for people from all backgrounds. The College has a tradition of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural activities and they encourage their pupils to stretch and challenge themselves in everything they undertake.
Some schools don’t hold specific open days, and visits can be arranged on request. These schools include Clifton Hall. Please contact direct for more information.