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Jolly sitting-rooms on ground floor (along with showers etc) and some of the prettiest dorms we have seen in a long time. Mega weekend activities, no Saturday school (‘children more relaxed and less tired on Mondays’). A stonking 80 per cent take extra music. Strong choir, which tours 'down south', and terrific strings ensemble: 'our top area and they have won major awards at the Edinburgh Music Festival'; pop group. Pipe band is second to none, taster sessions for all in…

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A unique offering in Edinburgh: an independent prep school for children aged 3-13 that sends pupils across Edinburgh, Scotland and England. From 8+, we pride ourselves on our boarding culture: a flexible offering of boarding from individual nights to weekly and even stand-alone weekends. Evening activities rather than homework lead to the highest possible attainment. ...Read more

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Since 2014, Rob Taylor, previously registrar at Harrow School. He has also been head of Ashdown Prep School in Sussex. He is married to Sarah, and they have three children. Took over from acting head following the abrupt departure in October 2013 of previous head and his wife.


Nursery and pre-prep popular; upper school numbers have grown enormously; places pretty well guaranteed through pre-prep but tests if learning difficulties suspected. Wannabes assessed: occasional places may occur throughout the school – logistics.

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