There is a long and successful tradition of sporting excellence at Merchiston and we pride ourselves in fostering the pursuit of excellence in a sport-for-all environment. We offer up to 20 sports for boys of all abilities, details of many of which are listed below. Sports facilities are excellent and include a multi-purpose AstroTurf, sports hall with gym; indoor swimming pool; athletics track; rugby, football, and cricket pitches; fives, tennis and squash courts; golf nets and putting green;  rifle range, and Sixth Form fitness suite.

The three core sports are rugby, cricket and athletics. Rugby is played in the Autumn and Lent Terms, whilst cricket and athletics are active in the Summer Term. The School has a proud record of achievement in all three sports and we believe this is partly due to the quality of our coaching and our facilities, but also because of the School’s boarding ethos and the encouragement boys of all abilities are given to participate.

As well as striving to achieve excellence, we also believe in teaching an understanding of the role of sport and physical activity in achieving an active and healthy lifestyle. The school week allows the boys to experience a range of sports and the boys are encouraged to be actively involved in many of these to help find their interests and talents.

The Tennis Academy and Golf Academy provide a special curriculum for those boys who have been accepted for these courses. However, if any boy at the School wished to transfer to the Academy programmes,and meets the required standards, this can be discussed with the parents concerned. Please click on the links on the left to find out more about our academies.

To view sports results, please click here.


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