The Edinburgh Academy A GSG School
- The Edinburgh Academy
42 Henderson Row
- Head: Mr Marco Longmore
- T 01315 564603
- F 01316 244994
- E admissions@edi…academy.org.uk
- W www.edinburghacademy.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
- Pupils: 561
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £13,248 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: The Edinburgh Academy Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
‘Broad ethnic spread,’ says the rector who, along with head of junior school, is keen on playing down traditional middle-class image of the school – hence extended and very popular nursery hours and 8.00am breakfast for seniors. Pupils are pleasantly...
What the school says...
The Edinburgh Academy first opened its doors to pupils in 1824. Its Founders were motivated by the utmost educational ideals, giving the school a motto that reflected their aspirations - 'Always Excel.' Its objective is for each child to be the best that he or she can be. This is supported by continuous investment in school facilities, ensuring an environment of the highest standards.
Today, the fully co-educational Academy still stands for excellence, welcoming pupils from nursery age to 18. The smaller size of the Academy allows a focus on the needs of the individual pupil and a choice of Standard Grades, Highers, GCSEs and A Levels is available. Pupils also benefit from a full programme of co-curricular activities. Here, particular strengths lie in sport and music, both offering excellent opportunities and affording a number of pupils national-level achievement. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says‘Broad ethnic spread,’ says the rector who, along with head of junior school, is keen on playing down traditional middle-class image of the school – hence extended and very popular nursery hours and 8.00am breakfast for seniors. Pupils are pleasantly self-confident and polite – occasional touch of arrogance or uncouth youth but not more than teenage adolescence.
Since 2008, Mr Marco Longmore MA PGCE, schooled at Milburn Academy in Inverness, thence history at Edinburgh (and medieval history at that) followed by PGCE at Moray House. Splendidly dry sense of humour.
Has done the rounds of the Edinburgh schools: after seven years both at Heriot's and Watson's (head of history and mod studies) he came to The Academy (as it is known in Edinburgh society) from Alleyn’s School in Dulwich (bit of a change there) where he...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|