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Open Day- Saturday 16 September

Join us at the Merchiston Junior & Senior Open Day on 16 September 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. 

Our Open Day will offer you the chance to tour the school, chat to our departmental Staff, meet our Academic Leadership Team and find out more about what Merchiston has to offer. 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.

Doors open 9:45am. Event starts 10:00am.

Alongside our Merchiston Open Day, we will also be running an information event for the Forest at Merchiston. For more information on this event and to register your interest, please visit this page

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.