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Information Morning- Saturday 11 March

Join us at the Merchiston Information Morning on Saturday 11 March 2023. This is a great opportunity for prospective students and families to discover Merchiston, ask questions and take a closer look at the world-class education we provide. 

Held in our Memorial Hall, our Information Morning is styled as a department fair offering you the chance to chat to our teaching Staff, listen to students enthusing about their favourite subjects, meet our Academic Leadership Team and find out more about what Merchiston can offer your son. Our Admission Team will be on hand to answer any additional questions and guide you through the admission process too. Please register your interest using the form on the right and further information on timings and structure will be forwarded in due course.  

Headmaster's Welcome

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Merchiston prides itself on preparing young men to flourish in a complex and rapidly changing world where they will need to have excellent qualifications alongside belief in their skill, confidence and independence.

jonathan anderson 


Merchiston Castle School Flag with School motto 'Ready Ay Ready'

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School News

Boys outside National Portrait Gallery

Last week III Form boys were off to the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh to practise the Spanish vocabulary they had been learning this year outside of the classroom. 

Roland - Brit Schools National Champion

The Golf Academy were recently competing in the British Schools National Finals at Belton Woods Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Merchiston finished 5th out of 17 teams in the UK. 

General George meeting pupils

Merchiston was delighted to hosted Chief of Staff of the US Army, General Randy George, on 7th May for the 78th Kermit Roosevelt Lecture in the beautiful setting off our Memorial Hall.

CanSat group

Before the Easter Holidays, two Merchiston CanSat teams attended the regional launch at Strathaven Airfield.

Chemistry Olympiad

Five Merchiston students took part in the Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad and achieved a Bronze, Silver and Gold certificate between them.

A F Steadman with pupils outside memorial hall

We were delighted to welcome A F Steadman, author of the award-winning Skandar series to celebrate the launch of the third instalment of the collection, Skandar and The Chaos Trials.