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Medical Centre

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Don’t worry. He’s in very safe hands.

Our Medical Centre provides a safe and welcoming environment for your son’s medical and physical needs. We take a proactive role in day to day health care and in promoting mental health and wellbeing. We offer preventative vaccinations, like the Flu Vaccine, and can also can give the appropriate vaccinations for travelling abroad.

Staffed by three registered nurses and a Health Assistant, it is open daily from 7.45am to 7pm. The School doctors hold surgeries in the School Medical Centre twice a week, as does the visiting physiotherapist.

The local GP practice is adjacent to the School, and appointments are always available outside of those clinic times.

If your son is unwell he will be assessed and cared for at the Medical Centre. If he is deemed well enough he can return to his House in the evening. If he requires overnight nursing and cannot go home to you or to a guardian, a nurse becomes resident overnight.

In the event of a serious illness or accident, your son will be accompanied to hospital and you and /or guardians informed immediately by the Medical Centre or House Parent.

School News

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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.



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