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When it comes to independent schools there is no doubt
that the customers (parents and their children) are the ultimate
judge of a school's success.
In 2008 Merchiston briefed an independent research
company, RSAcademics, to survey the parent body and report on how
the School was viewed. The results were then compared with
RSAcademics database of over 70 independent UK schools, so that
Merchiston could be benchmarked against the marketplace - and the
School could understand, objectively, how it was delivering for
The results were both pleasing and enlightening. Over 200
parents responded. 90% said they were 'completely' or 'very
satisfied' with the school. 88% said they would
definitely recommend the School to other
parents. RSAcademics said, "These are
truly outstanding results." They added, "...to put
these results into context, both the satisfaction and advocacy
scores set new standards for senior boarding schools in the
RSAcademics Parent Survey."
One parent commented, "We couldn't be
happier with the start our son has had. The School has exceeded our
expectations in every way."
Finally when compared with other UK schools Merchiston produced
the highest 'advocacy score' the research company had seen. (See
Another parent surveyed said, "I am
delighted with the way my son is cared for and I can think of no
way that the School could improve on what they already provide.
There is no comparison between
Merchiston and the other school in which I have a child.
Merchiston is streets ahead on the care front."
These results are obviously very pleasing and are a nice
endorsement of the hard work and dedication of all the staff and
boys. However, the School also knows it cannot rest on its laurels,
and each new year and term bring fresh challenges.
Nevertheless, we feel that prospective parents, and their
sons, may be reassured by this independent endorsement of the job
we do at Merchiston.
Click to see the Added Value we bring to the boys
For Academic Results achieved by the
boys, click here.
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