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No other School in the history of the Cup has won as many times as Merchiston.  As Tatler’s School Guide said

Rugby is crushingly good here…

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Junior Coaching Clinic at Melrose

Merchiston returned to the home of rugby 7s, Melrose Rugby Club to host our Junior Rugby Coaching Clinic at the Greenyards on Friday 12th April.

sixth form boy student kicking rugby ball

Rugby At Our Boarding School

Our strong tradition and inclusive culture allows your son to fall in love with the game. 

Our aim is for your son to enjoy his Rugby, to build lifelong friends, experience memorable and challenging moments which will help shape him for later life. Dedicated and passionate staff ensure your son fulfils his potential through a progressive Rugby pathway specific to him, whilst playing alongside his friends in a thriving team environment. 

Our senior Rugby players act like big brothers to the next generation. This really inspires boys to follow in their footsteps.


Merchiston instilled the perfect ethos and culture in preparing me for a professional rugby career. The standard of coaching on the field and the support in video analysis and strength and conditioning in the classroom allowed me to shape my game to a different level and provided me with the pathway to professional sport.

Zach Mercer Bath and England Rugby

Winners Merchiston Castle School U16's Schools' Cup Video

A Typical Rugby Week at Merchiston

A Typical Rugby Week at Merchiston


Hours of Rugby Coaching


Hour Game Analysis


Hours Strength & Conditioning


Hour High Performance Workshop 

Zach Mercer

Scotland U16 
England U18
England U20 Captain/World Cup Winner
Bath Rugby - 79 appearances
England - 1 Cap