Stewart's Melville College A GSG School
- Stewart's Melville College
- Head: Mr David Gray
- T 01313 111000
- F 01313 111099
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.esms.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 12 to 17
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
- Pupils: 778
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £10,917; Boarding £21,357 - £21,903 pa
- Open days: September
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: ESMS Junior School, The Mary Erskine School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Brief is that 'all children have a right to be happy here.' Code of conduct established by consulting pupils so 'they know exactly where they stand.' Excellent anti-bullying policy: wary pastoral staff and peer-support group 'with professional training' stop 'children slipping through the net.' Sophisticated PSE programme right up the school, including study skills. Buddy system...
What the school says...
At Erskine Stewart's Melville family of independent schools, we offer boys and girls the best of both worlds. Our unique diamond structure plays to their individual academic strengths, while allowing them to enjoy social, sporting and recreational activities together.
At Stewart's Melville College your son can enjoy all the strengths of a traditional all boys' school. He will learn to master intellectual, physical and ethical challenges. As he develops his natural talents, he will grow in confidence, ambition and emotional intelligence. He will emerge an intelligent, responsible and compassionate citizen, fully equipped for the modern world. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2000, Mr David Gray BA PGCE (50s), who was educated at Fettes, read English at Bristol, where he did his PGCE. Taught English in a Bristol comprehensive, before moving to a language school in Greece, then taught English and modern Greek at Dulwich and was head of English at Leeds Grammar, before heading Pocklington School in East Yorkshire for eight years. Since the Erskine Stewart's Melville vast conglomerate forms the largest independent school in Europe, it is not surprising he feels he is in a position here 'to give something back to Scotland having been away for almost a quarter of a century'. Brought up in Inverness, he is proud of his Scottish roots and sees himself and Stewart's Melville/Mary Erskine as at the 'most exciting cutting-edge of Scottish education' and stresses that...
Special Education Needs
We offer support for learning, both in class and in small extracted groups. In the first year some pupils are given the option to do one modern language instead of two, allowing support to be delivered instead. Further up the school, some pupils will continue to follow a reduced timetable depending on their needs.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||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)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment||Y|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability||Y|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|PD - Physical Disability||Y|
|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||Y|
|VI - Visual Impairment||Y|