George Heriot's School A GSG School
- George Heriot's School
- Head: Mr Cameron Wyllie
- T 01312 297263
- F 01312 296363
- E admissions@geo…ge-heriots.com
- W www.george-heriots.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
- Pupils: 1035
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £11,604 pa
- Open days: September
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: George Heriot's Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
This magical inner-city school can boast of almost every important 17th century Scottish architect – finishing with the court favourite, Robert Mylne (and the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts). Claims to be the longest-inhabited school building in Scotland. Magnificent Pugin...
What the school says...
Although our Open Morning is held at the end of September/October each year, you are most welcome to visit the School on a normal school day. To make an appointment please contact the Admissions Office.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysThis magical inner-city school can boast of almost every important 17th century Scottish architect – finishing with the court favourite, Robert Mylne (and the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts). Claims to be the longest-inhabited school building in Scotland. Magnificent Pugin chapel revamped by James Gillespie Graham in 1837; pupils still sit on backless benches.
Since 2014, Cameron Wyllie (50s) MA PGCE, Dip Ed. Wyllie joined Heriot's from Daniel Stewart’s and Melville College in 1991, as head of English, and was head of senior school from 2002: a shoo-in, he was here as a boy and we couldn’t be more pleased. We hate to use the expression ‘a safe pair of hands’; but this is precisely what he is. Though, that having been said, the abrupt half term disappearance of previous head seemed to have had no...
Special Education Needs
Not a squeak from this mousie - but there's a good tale to tell of its SEN provision. SEN details added by us.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|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|