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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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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

A Typical Rugby Week at Merchiston


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Hour High Performance Behaviour Workshop Game

Zach Mercer

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