The Mary Erskine School

The Mary Erskine School is one of the oldest all girls’ schools in the UK, formed in 1694 and based in Edinburgh, Scotland, with outstanding academic results and the opportunities for every girl to reach her full potential and become the best she can be.

The Mary Erskine School, top Scottish Independent School by Advanced Higher results in 2015, understands the distinctive needs of girls. It has a strong tradition of academic excellence. Girls are offered an exceptional range of subjects in the sciences, humanities, languages, expressive arts and much more besides and excel under the care of teachers who are passionate about education.

A great education goes beyond the classroom and every girl has something to gain from the vast range of extra-curricular activities on offer, in addition to the major sporting and performing arts opportunities provided by the school. Almost 200 girls are involved annually in The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and 300 girls involved in community service programmes.

The school forms part of the Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, a unique family of independent schools. The inter-house competitions are twinned with Stewart’s Melville College so all girls get a chance to compete alongside boys of a similar age.

Mary Erskine girls experience unrivalled opportunities to challenge themselves, to discover their natural strengths, develop strong values and become happy, confident and respectful young adults.


  • Head Ms Kirsty Nicholson
  • Ms Kirsty Nicholson
  • Age range 12 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
    • Weekly Boarding
    • Flexi Boarding
  • Religious affiliation Non-denominational
  • Exams
  • 16+ A Level, Scottish Highers

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