George Heriots School, Key Information for Parents

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George Heriot’s School is a co-educational day school in the heart of Edinburgh. It provides education for pupils between the ages of 3 and 18 from around the city and its ethos is to create a holistic learning environment that benefits pupils throughout their time at the school.

The school maintains excellent staffing levels, with 155 permanent teaching staff and 80 non-teaching employees. The independent interests of the teaching staff ensure variety and they utilise their skills for the benefit of the school in various ways.

Potential pupils at all levels are required to sit individual or group assessments to identify their requirements and suitability for George Heriot’s. The school aims to create positive, hard-working and well-rounded students who will leave as citizens capable of contributing to society. They are committed to welcoming pupils from diverse backgrounds and allowing them to bring fresh skills and perspectives to the school. In addition, they expect staff to wholeheartedly uphold the school’s ethos and maintain their excellent academic reputation.

Pupil Age Range 3 to 18
Boys or Girls Co-Educational
Number of Pupils 1643
Day Fees Per Year £11,106
Boarding Fees Per Year n/a
6th Form Yes
Year Founded 1628
Nearest Airport Edinburgh
Religious Ethos None
Nearby School: Edinburgh Academy
Nearby School: Stewart’s Melville
Area: All Edinburgh Independent Schools

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