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High Street
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1YJ

Website: The City of Edinburgh Council

Email: myedinburgh@edinburgh.gov.uk

Telephone: 0131 200 2000

Visit The City of Edinburgh Council for State Primary School admission information for pupils starting at either:

  • A Primary or First school at the beginning of the reception year
  • A Junior school at the beginning of Year 3

Or Secondary State School admissions for pupils starting at either:

  • a Secondary school at the beginning of Year 7
  • an Upper school at the beginning of Year 9

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Schools in The City of Edinburgh Council

Secondary State Schools

Balerno Community High School, 5 Bridge Road, Balerno, EH14 7AQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

James Gillespie's High School, Lauderdale Street, Edinburgh, EH9 1DD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

The Royal High School (Edinburgh), East Barnton Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 6JP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.

Edinburgh’s Telford College, 350 West Granton Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1QE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 99.

Edinburgh College - Milton Road Campus, Milton Road Centre, 24 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2PQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 99.

Edinburgh College - Sighthill Campus, Bankhead Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 4DE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 99.

Edinburgh College, Granton Campus, 350 West Granton Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1QE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 99.

Special State Schools

Wellington School, McIntyre Avenue, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 8PT. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 16.

Independent Schools

Cargilfield School, 45 Gamekeeper's Road, Edinburgh, EH4 6HU. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 13.

Clifton Hall School, Clifton Road, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8LQ. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18.

ESMS Junior School, 11 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3EQ. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Stewart's Melville College, Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3EZ. An independent school for boys aged from 12 to 17.

The Mary Erskine School, Ravelston, Edinburgh, EH4 3NT. An independent school for girls aged from 12 to 17.

Merchiston Castle School, 294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU. An independent school for boys aged from 7 to 18.

Fettes College, Carrington Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1QX. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 18.

St Mary's Music School, Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH12 5EL. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 19.

The Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5BL. A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school

George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EQ. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18.

George Watson's College, 67-71 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5EG. A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 12 to 18 with a linked junior school

Edinburgh Steiner School, 60 Spylaw Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5BR. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18.

St George's School (Edinburgh), Garscube Terrace, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 6BG. An independent school for girls aged from 2 to 18.

Wallace College, 12 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EE. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 15 to 19.

Basil Paterson Middle School & Tutorial College, 65 & 66 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4NA. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 14 to 19.

George Watson's College Junior School, 67-71 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5EG. A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 12 with a linked senior school

Independent Special Schools

George Watson's College Junior School, 67-71 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5EG. A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 12 with a linked senior school

George Watson's College Junior School, 67-71 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5EG. A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 12 with a linked senior school


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