Merchiston Castle School

'Think about a world in which boys can be boys but where in time, they will grow to become ambitious, aspirational, and sensitive, yet gentle-men!'

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Many prep schools are members of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), which is a good source of initial advice about preparatory education.

You can also read preparatory school news and feature articles in our editorial section. You may find the following articles particularly useful:

What does a prep school education truly provide? by Mark Hartley, vice-chairman of IAPS.

Choosing a prep school - the issues to consider and questions to ask, by Andrew Hunter, Headmaster of Merchiston Castle School

These search results are from www.schoolsearch.co.uk, the online guide to independent schools in the UK, in partnership with John Catt's Which School? guidebook, first published in 1924. We hope you find the perfect school for your child! 



Gordonstoun

Elgin,
Moray,
IV30 5RF

www.gordonstoun.org.uk

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Kilgraston School

Bridge of Earn,
Perth,
Perth & Kinross,
PH2 9BQ

www.kilgraston.com

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Kilgraston School

Lomond School

10 Stafford Street,
Helensburgh,
Argyll & Bute,
G84 9JX

www.lomondschool.com

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Merchiston Castle School

294 Colinton Road,
Edinburgh,
EH13 0PU

www.merchiston.co.uk

Boys, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Albyn School

17-23 Queen's Road,
Aberdeen,
AB15 4PB

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Ardvreck School

Gwydyr Road,
Crieff,
Perth & Kinross,
PH7 4EX

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Beaconhurst School

52 Kenilworth Road,
Bridge of Allan,
Stirling,
FK9 4RR

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Belhaven Hill

Dunbar,
East Lothian,
EH42 1NN

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory.

Belmont House School

Sandringham Avenue,
Newton Mearns,
Glasgow,
G77 5DU

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cargilfield School

45 Gamekeeper’s Road,
Edinburgh,
EH4 1PU

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Cedars School of Excellence

31 Ardgowan Square,
Greenock,
Renfrewshire,
PA16 8NJ

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Clifton Hall

Newbridge,
Edinburgh,
EH28 8LQ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Craigclowan Preparatory School

Edinburgh Road,
Perth,
Perth & Kinross,
PH2 8PS

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Craigholme School

72 St Andrews Drive,
Pollokshields,
Glasgow,
G41 4HS

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Dollar Academy

Dollar,
Clackmannanshire,
FK14 7DU

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Drumduan School

Clovenside Road,
Forres,
Moray,
IV36 2RD

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Edinburgh Steiner School

60 Spylaw Road,
Edinburgh,
EH10 5BR

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Fernhill School

Fernbrae Avenue,
Burnside, Rutherglen,
Glasgow,
G73 4SG

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

George Heriot's School

Lauriston Place,
Edinburgh,
EH3 9EQ

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

George Watson's College

Colinton Road,
Edinburgh,
EH10 5EG

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hamilton College

Bothwell Road,
Hamilton,
South Lanarkshire,
ML3 0AY

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

High School of Dundee

Euclid Crescent,
Dundee,
DD1 1HU

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hutchesons' Grammar School

21 Beaton Road,
Glasgow,
G41 4NW

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Lathallan School

Brotherton Castle,
Johnshaven,
Montrose,
Angus,
DD10 0HN

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Loretto Junior School

North Esk Lodge,
1 North High Street,
Musselburgh,
East Lothian,
EH21 6JA

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Loretto School

Linkfield Road,
Musselburgh,
East Lothian,
EH21 7RE

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Morrison's Academy

Crieff,
Perth & Kinross,
PH7 3AN

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Robert Gordon's College

Schoolhill,
Aberdeen,
AB10 1FE

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Aloysius' College

45 Hill Street,
Glasgow,
G3 6RJ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Columba's School

Duchal Road,
Kilmacolm,
Renfrewshire,
PA13 4AU

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St George's School for Girls

Garscube Terrace,
Edinburgh,
EH12 6BG

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Leonards School

St Andrews,
Fife,
KY16 9QJ

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Margaret's School for Girls

17 Albyn Place,
Aberdeen,
AB10 1RU

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Mary's Music School

Coates Hall,
25 Grosvenor Crescent,
Edinburgh,
EH12 5EL

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Mary's Prep School

Abbey Park,
Melrose,
Borders,
TD6 9LN

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Compass School

West Road,
Haddington,
East Lothian,
EH41 3RD

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Edinburgh Academy

42 Henderson Row,
Edinburgh,
EH3 5BL

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Glasgow Academy

Colebrooke Street,
Kelvinbridge,
Glasgow,
G12 8HE

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The High School of Glasgow

637 Crow Road,
Glasgow,
G13 1PL

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The International School of Aberdeen

Pitfodels House, North Deeside Road,
Pitfodels, Cults,
Aberdeen,
Aberdeenshire,
AB15 9PN

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Kelvinside Academy

33 Kirklee Road,
Glasgow,
G12 0SW

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Mary Erskine & Stewart's Melville Junior School

Queensferry Road,
Edinburgh,
EH4 3EZ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Wellington School

Carleton Turrets,
Ayr,
South Ayrshire,
KA7 2XH

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.