Welcome to our School
George Heriot founded our school in the early 17th century to provide an education to ‘fatherless bairns' in the city of Edinburgh. This rich charitable history continues to this day, and the school has a strong Foundation that gives support to needy families from all backgrounds.
Our website shows a school that provides an exceptional academic education for our pupils, as well as superb extra-curricular and cultural opportunities. We're proud of the Heriot's family, being a school that is welcoming, embracing, and celebrates the individual whatever their passions or ambitions. We encourage success and endeavour to produce articulate and personable young men and women who are confident without being arrogant.
Busy news pages, photos of happy children and superb results tell only part of our story, and we would urge you to contact our admissions office and arrange a visit. We would be delighted to meet you, and share the infectious atmosphere of this amazing school.