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 understands the distinctive needs of girls. The school 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. Your daughter will benefit from all of the advantages of single-sex education but, the school is closely twinned with Stewart’s Melville College

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 Kirsty Nicholson
  • 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
  • Fees (per term) August 2021 - July 2022
  • Senior School
    • £13,038 (day school, per term)
  • Sixth Form
    • £13,038 (day school, per term)
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Bursaries & Scholarships

Fee assistance in the form of bursaries are available from Primary 7. Scholarships can be awarded to pupils from S1
Bursaries are means-tested grants which can be awarded to pupils to help pay tuition fees. Scholarships are non-means tested awards made to children by the school and held in trust for them until they leave school.


Means tested bursaries are available for children from Primary 7 upwards who meet our academic entry criteria and who would otherwise be unable to attend our schools. Bursaries can be awarded for up to 100% of tuition fees and the value of the bursary is determined by the financial need of the applicant.


Scholarships can be awarded to children entering S1 upwards. They are awarded as a result of a competitive scholarship selection process. Scholarships are not means tested or used to subsidise fees, but rather are awarded and then held in trust for pupils until they complete their sixth year. This creates a sum of money that can then be used to provide benefit in the future, such as contributing towards the costs of higher education.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump-sum payment discounts
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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