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The Mary Erskine School

For girls aged 12-17

As one of the oldest all girls' schools in the UK, The Mary Erskine School, voted Scottish Independent Secondary School of the Year 2012 by The Sunday Times, understands the distinctive needs of girls.

Here your daughter will flourish in an environment of academic excellence. She will work at a pace that suits her development. She will experience unrivalled opportunities to challenge and express herself. She will emerge a happy and confident young woman, ready to play a positive role in society.

Mary Erskine

The change from little girl to young woman can happen almost overnight

Academic excellence

Academic excellence

The Mary Erskine School has a 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.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Our aim is to equip all girls with the confidence to become positive, articulate and responsible citizens. Our academic curriculum plays a crucial role in this as a result of our very high but realistic expectations. We expect high standards in literacy, numeracy and presentation of work from all our girls, and so does the adult world in which they will live.

Beyond exams

Beyond exams

Academic success in exams is, of course, a considerable asset. We believe learning goes beyond this. We teach our girls to question, assess and think independently. Even if they do not relish the exams themselves, they will undoubtedly develop a deep-rooted enjoyment of learning that will reward them throughout their lives.

Twinned with Stewart's Melville boys

Twinned with Stewart's Melville boys

While the girls benefit from single sex education within the classroom, they also have opportunities to work and play alongside boys from Stewart's Melville. Through varied creative, sporting and cultural pursuits, girls and boys develop close friendships throughout their formative years as they grow up in our co-educational House system.

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see for yourself

See for yourself

There is no better way to find out more than to come and see for yourself - meet us on a normal working day, meet the children and their teachers, experience for yourself an education unique in Scotland and see why we are proud to be different. We would be delighted to welcome you to our schools at any time.

Simply call Mrs Carole Arnlund the Admissions Secretary
on 0131 311 1111
Or
email admissions@esms.org.uk

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