Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools

Combined co-education school, Edinburgh (City of)

A unique family of independent schools. Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools is the largest family of independent schools in Europe. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland’s thriving capital city, our family of schools have been known for academic excellence for over 150 years. 

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"It’s the sense of community spirit which permeates the house that has made it so welcoming and easy to live in."

Our unique structure allows us to offer a co-educational Junior School, after which children then enjoy the benefits of single-sex but very closely twinned senior education before joining together again in a co-educationa pre-university Sixth Form. Our schools offer the Scottish curriculum and first-class teaching, as well as providing opportunities for every child to reach their full potential and become the best they can be.

It’s not a boarding house, it’s a boarding home.  We have two separate but adjacent boarding houses: Dean Park House for boys and Erskine House for girls, which were rated ‘Excellent’ in all categories assessed in our most recent Care Inspectorate Report.

Our boarding houses are comfortable, fresh and spacious. Each house can accommodate up to 30 boarders, and their size means that boarding is just like being a member of an extended family.



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Head Mr David Gray
School Type Combined co-education school
Academic GCSE: No
Alevel: No
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 1512
Youngest Boarder 10
Int'l Students 13