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. Entry requirements at different levels are described here.

A good first step if you wish to make an application for your son(s) is to speak to us personally on the numbers below. Our admissions team will be able to help and advise you.

Kay Wilson
Director of Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)131 312 2201
Heather Aitken
Admissions Assistant
Tel: +44 (0)131 312 2204

We recommend that you come and visit us and see the School, meet some of the staff and talk to some boys. This will give you the best flavour of the spirit and atmosphere at Merchiston, and you can also see our facilities first-hand.

To arrange a tour of the School, simply fill in the form, give us a call or send us an email to

We hope that most of the information you need can be found here or in our prospectus. However, we are often asked other questions (by parents and their sons) and hope the Admissions FAQ document may be helpful. If you cannot find the answer to your question anywhere in the information we provide, please do get in touch with us: we will be happy to help. Parents often say to us, ‘I know this is a silly question…’ but when you are looking at an independent school – perhaps for the first time – then we know that every question is important to you.

Please click here to see upcoming events for prospective parents and pupils.


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