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There is a long and successful sporting tradition at Merchiston. Your son can choose from up to 20 sports. Sport is genuinely for all here.  

Your son can play for fun and fitness or to compete at the highest level, nationally and internationally. Thanks to the guidance of some of the country’s leading coaches, more than 60 Merchistonians have played senior international rugby and 24 international cricket.

We aim to instil healthy habits and a love of sport that your son will take with him into adult life. That’s why we will encourage him to try new sports until he finds the ones he loves. In so doing he will learn the many transferable values of sport we espouse here, such as teamwork and resilience.

There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy sport outside of timetabled sessions; your son can let off steam in the evenings with friends or tour with his team in the holidays. If he is a talented tennis or golf player he can enrol in the Tennis and Golf Academy, which offers elite training alongside a tailored academic programme. 

Solid Castle - Sport Values at Merchiston

Merchiston has a long history of sporting excellence, and I am looking forward to building on this with the boys and helping every individual achieve their personal sporting goals – whether that’s on the football pitch, the squash court or athletics track.

Nick de luca Director of Sport

Sports Values

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Back to back scottish Cup winners

Clan Sport

promotes leadership on and off the field and allows the participation of each and every pupil in events to showcase their talents

Sport for All

88% of all pupils, from 7-18, represented the School in sporting fixtures, 2017/18


75 different teams, of all abilities, playing competitive fixtures across 16 sports: 480 fixtures


Scottish Ranking Golf School and no.2 in the uk


scottish schools cricket u18 cup winners


Tennis academy school in scotland and no.2 in the UK


scottish schools o17 4X100m relay champions

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