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George Heriot’s School is a happy school. We care about our pupils and they care about each other. It is an ethos rooted in the Heriot’s Foundation which remains the beating heart of our school. We have high expectations of our young people and ask each individual to try their best. In return, we provide every opportunity for our young people to flourish.
Our staff are passionate about teaching and our children like to learn. Heriot’s record of results in national exams is among the very best in Scotland, and each year brings some remarkable individual successes. At Heriot’s, we focus on each individual’s potential, in all facets of their character.
Every child should feel seen and heard, and the relatively small size of Heriot’s means that no pupil is overlooked. Familiarity among pupils and staff, and across year groups, ensures that we look out for one another. Relationships are invested with warmth and trust. There is a real sense that this is a family community.
You are most welcome to visit us to experience it for yourself.
Please note that after 25 years’ at Heriot’s, I will be leaving at the end of the 2020-21, however the process to recruit my successor is already well underway and it is hoped an announcement will be made early in 2021.
Finally, George Heriot’s has just been announced as Scotland’s School of the Decade by The Sunday Times. Please follow the link to read how this accolade was awarded.