Academic News

Shell Classics Trip

26 June, 2018

AcademicChalmers EastMiddle yearsSchool Trip

The Shell Classical Civilisation and Latin groups made a trip to the Museum of Scotland on 19 June. After a picnic in the Meadows and some football, we explored the [...]

IRIS Chemistry Workshop

26 June, 2018

AcademicSixth Form

On Friday 22  June, the Chemistry Department hosted visitors from the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS), for a workshop session on Ionic Liquids. This year, Merchiston has become a [...]

Third Form Peer Teaching Morning

21 June, 2018


The teachers in the Pringle Centre looked a little different yesterday morning!  The Third Form boys took on Miss Vaughan’s challenge to become teachers to our younger pupils today. The older boys [...]

Wild about Scotland bus visits Merchiston

19 June, 2018

AcademicOutdoor EducationSchool Event

On Monday 18 June, an unfamiliar double-decker bus drove into the School grounds! It was all rather mystifying! The bus was, in fact, from Edinburgh Zoo, but much to the [...]

II Form Fieldwork Day

14 June, 2018

AcademicJuniorsOutdoor EducationSchool Trip

On Tuesday 12 June, at 9 am, we embarked on our first Geography field trip of the year; we went down to the water’s edge in Colinton Dell. We took [...]

National Young Writers’ Awards – Winner!

16 May, 2018


The Explore Learning National Young Writers’ Awards is an annual competition for children and young people aged 4 – 14. Many of the pupils in our Junior School entered this [...]

British Biology Olympiad

16 May, 2018

AcademicSixth Form

The British Biology Olympiad (BBO) challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably [...]

Spawforth Library Book Passport Scheme

10 May, 2018


Every year during the Summer Term, there is a library reading challenge for J4 – III Form, which older year groups can join in too, called the Book Passport Scheme. [...]

Top Independent School (Scotland) by A Levels ’17

1 May, 2018


Merchiston is pleased to be awarded The Top Scottish Independent School by A Levels, 2017, by Education Advisors Ltd. We are delighted with the 2016/17 academic results: • 47% of [...]

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