Merchiston Castle School
An HMC Boarding School for Boys aged 7-18, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Merchiston is the only boys’ independent boarding school in Scotland, offers the English curriculum, and has a global, outward-looking dimension. We take pride in specialising in the education of boys and preparing them for the world, as we have for over 175 years, developing aspirational, and sensitive, yet gentle-men! Think about a wonderfully caring and nurturing family environment.
Mr Jonathan Anderson (Headmaster)
Religious affiliation: Interdenominational
Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly and Full boarding
Gender profile: Boys only
Merchiston Castle School fees:
Boarding fees per term:
£7,030 to £10,970
Day fees per term:
£5,010 to £8,070
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
558 / 1036
Boys - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 7 to 18 (162)
Boarding: 7 to 18 (286)
Sixth form: (140)
Merchiston offers a number of prestigious awards each year to suitably qualified candidates, depending upon the year of entry to the School. Awards are competitive, and are made for the duration of a boy’s career at Merchiston, subject to continued performance and good conduct.
The main categories of awards are: Academic, Music (including Piping), Sport, All-Rounder, Art & Design, Design & Technology.
Scholarships are granted to candidates who can demonstrate above average ability, and bestow honour on the successful candidates. Scholarships no longer carry an automatic fee concession. However, where parental income is not sufficient to allow the pupil to attend Merchiston, parents may apply for means-tested assistance; see our Help with Fees. A Scholarship Application Form is available here.
Scholarships & Bursaries offered
- H M Forces discounts
- Sibling discounts
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Hardship awards for existing pupils
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies