Applying for a place in S1 at ESMS


The Entrance Assessment for S1 is held in January each year, and includes papers in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning. For overseas applicants or those some distance from Edinburgh, we are able to send out entrance papers to be administered in the applicant's current school.

When to apply

It is helpful if applications are submitted by end of December before the proposed year of entry, but please get in touch at any time to discuss further. 

Missed this year's Entrance Assessment?

We are happy to receive applications at any time following Entrance Assessment day and we will always do our best to offer places if they are available.


We make offers to children assessed in January on the offer date agreed with other Edinburgh Independent schools. This is usually in mid-February.

How to apply

Click the Apply Now button below to complete our application form. Once you have submitted your form a member of our admissions staff will contact you to discuss your application.  Please note that a non refundable application fee of £90 per child will be taken in the final step of the application process. Please have your debit or credit card ready. 

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