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Invitation to Visit

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To be certain that Merchiston is the right place for your son it must feel right; and the only way to get a genuine feel for us is to visit.

There are many ways to get to know Merchiston, and you are welcome to visit as many times as you need. You are not committing yourself in any way by visiting us.

We considered all of the leading private schools in Edinburgh and some of the big names in England. Having pretty much made our mind up on a different leading Edinburgh school, we visited Merchiston to be thorough. Within half an hour our previous decision totally changed. The school’s values resonated through the boys, the staff and the overall environment. It was a place we wanted our son at. We wanted him to grow and develop here.

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We would love to talk to you about your son and, more importantly, talk with him to work out what makes him tick, discuss where he wants to go next and make sure he has the toolkit to get there. We offer many opportunities for you and your son to visit us throughout the year.

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We know that choosing a school for your son is an important decision, which is why we treat every application individually. No two families are the same, so there is no typical process.  Call us on +00 (44) 131 312 2201 or email