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Our School

George Heriot founded our school in 1628 with a charitable vision that we continue to pursue today.

Heriot’s is Scotland’s leading independent school (as voted by The Sunday Times 2020 and the Independent School Parent magazine 2021). We welcome children of all backgrounds who will flourish in our happy, caring and stimulating environment.Pupils aged 4 to 18 learn side by side, as part of one big Heriot’s family.

Pupils aged 4 to 18 learn side by side, as part of one big Heriot’s family.

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Our Values

Work Hard. Be Kind. Be Yourself.

At George Heriot's School, we are shaped by three simple values: Work Hard. Be Kind. Be Yourself.

These values help us to work together, so that collectively, we thrive

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A grounded school with a wide social reach.

April 2024 Education Scotland visits George Heriot’s School

April 2024 Education Scotland visits George Heriot’s School.

UNICEF Rights Respecting Group

Almost 10 years after becoming the first UK independent school to gain Gold status as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, George Heriot's is delighted to announce its re-accreditation as a Gold status school once more.

National Schools Regatta

After a fantastic weekend for GHSRC at the Scottish Championships, we are delighted to announce that the overall haul was ten medals! Two Gold, two Silver and six Bronze medals for Heriot’s crews.

Pipe Band News

Congratulations to members of our pipe bands on their efforts and successes over the weekend of 8/9 June.

Our Foundation

Gifts of every size make a genuine difference to Heriot’s and will enrich the lives of pupils in need, both today and in the future.

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Distribute Chearfullie

Giving back is part of our nature.

The Foundation makes Heriot’s unique, enabling us to offer free places at our school for children who have lost a parent.

Care and compassion are central to all that we do, and our pupils strive to live up to the motto that adorns every blue blazer.

Heriot’s exists only because of the charitable foundation at its core, so it is perhaps unsurprising that our concern for others runs deep.

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