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  • George Watson's College Junior School
    67-71 Colinton Road
    EH10 5EG
  • Head: Mr George Salmond
  • T 01314 466040
  • F 01314 466099
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 12 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
  • Pupils: 984
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £7,461 - £8,994 pa
  • Open days: October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: George Watson's College

What says..

Good dyslexia support throughout, anxious to get away from any image of having 'a school with a unit'. In yer face drama and music. Four choirs, two recorder groups, chamber orchestra, ensembles and pipes. Oodles of...

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Since September 2014, Mr Melvyn Roffe BA FRSA (mid 40s). Read English at York, studied education at Durham, comes from Wynmondham College in Norfolk; previously worked in both maintained and independent sector, married with a son and daughter.

Head of junior school since December 2016, Mr George Salmond. Well known to the Watson’s Family, George is a graduate of the Northern College of Education in Dundee. He joined the school in 1995 as a Primary 5 class teacher and has developed his career through a variety of teaching and leadership roles at Watson's.

Less known to some would be that George won 146 caps playing cricket for Scotland – 104 as captain – and until this year was a Grade One Referee officiating at over 50...

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Special Education Needs

Learning support is provided throughout the Junior School, responding to and supporting a wide range of children with different kinds of difficulties, through direct support to individuals, small groups, and through in-class support and cooperative teaching.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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