ESMS Junior School

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Independent Primary School for girls and boys aged 3-11 in Edinburgh

Our Junior School is a fun place to be with extraordinary opportunities and inspiring teachers who treat every child as an individual, helping them discover their own unique potential.

Why parents choose us:

  • Our teachers are some of the best in the industry. Their passion inspires our children to develop their own unique talents and skills
  • We offer extraordinary opportunities across SportClubs and Activities and Music and Drama
  • Our approach to wellbeing is sector-leading, making sure that every child feels valued
  • Outdoor learning is a huge part of our curriculum. We give our children the chance to stretch themselves and become more independent as they grow
  • Our school values are strong, helping us to nurture confident, kind-hearted children 

A Rounded Education

Our rounded education is sector-leading with a high standard of academic education, strong pastoral care and an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities and outdoor learning, all underpinned by our nine values. It is this approach that has earned us our reputation for developing grounded, resilient, accomplished boys and girls with good hearts.

Sport for Everyone

A wide variety of Sports to play for fun as well as the opportunity to take part in local and national competitions

Opportunities in the Performing Arts

Our children have performed more than 800 times in professional touring musicals and operas

Giving Back

Through a range of fundraising initiatives our children learn the importance of community and helping others

Outdoor Learning

Our incredible Outdoor Learning programme builds confidence and a love of the outdoors

Stars On and Off the Stage

From backstage lighting and make-up, to playing leading roles, our children can get involved in every part of the experience

Clubs and Societies

With over 300 clubs and societies, as well as wide-ranging opportunities in sport, everyone can find their passion

Representing our schools

Young children from our schools have formed The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo choir for the last five years

Meet the Head of ESMS Junior School, Mr Kane



Every child made to feel loved.


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Meet Our Primary 1 Children

Some of our youngest members of the ESMS family would like to let you know more about what they love most about school.


ESMS Junior School is incredible. Their continuous desire to help every child achieve their full potential is unwavering.

ESMS Junior School parent


See it for Yourself

From Nursery to Primary 3, the children are based on our Ravelston site and from Primary 4 to Primary 7, they are based at Queensferry Road. You can take a virtual tour of both sites here, but ultimately the best way to find out more about life at ESMS is to come in and see it for yourself. Contact our Admissions Manager, Cally Graham, to arrange a private tour.

Primary 1-3

First class Early Years education

Primary 4-7

Growing and Learning in Primary 4-7

Education and Learning

Education and Learning at the ESMS Junior School


Wellbeing at ESMS Junior School

Junior School Outdoor Education

Outdoor Learning

Learning new skills outside the classroom at ESMS Junior School

Music and Drama

Music, drama and dance at ESMS

Clubs and Activities

Over 100 separate clubs available for children from Primary 4 to Primary 7