Merchiston Castle School: school gates

There is a wide range of ways to get to know our School. Here are some of the key options.

Personal tours: The best way to get to know the School is by coming to visit us. There is absolutely no obligation to take your enquiry further after a visit. On a personal tour you will be shown around the School, have an introductory discussion with a senior member of staff appropriate to your enquiry, and get to meet some of the boys. The best time to see around is in the morning during term time, when you can meet staff and pupils in class. A personal tour normally takes about two hours. Please contact the Admissions Department or fill in the form.

‘Taster’ Visits: In addition to a tour, your son may like to spend some time at the School himself, to experience something of life at Merchiston. A ‘Taster’ visit does not imply any commitment on your part to your son joining the School. This usually involves two days and an overnight stay here. Please contact the Admissions Department for further details, or to arrange a visit.

Open Mornings: Our Open Mornings are held twice a year. The mornings provide an opportunity for families to make an informal visit to see the School in action and to meet pupils and teaching staff. Coffee is served in the Memorial Hall from 10 a.m., followed by a welcome address from the Headmaster. Sixth Form pupils give tours of the School, and a buffet lunch is served from 12 noon. For the dates of forthcoming events, follow the link.

Please enquire to for more details.

Other opportunities to visit: In addition to the above, parents and their families are also welcome to visit us at School events. These include concerts, some chapel services, theatrical productions, and the Merchiston Rugby Sevens tournament. Each year we hold a Science and Technology Day to which we invite Prep School and Primary School children. For parents, there may be opportunities to attend parents’ dinners or our Commemoration Day Service and celebrations. Please contact the Admissions Department for further details.

There are various opportunities to meet members of the Merchiston Community both at home and abroad: click here for a list of upcoming events.

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