Merchiston Castle School - summer school in Scotland

  • British Council
  • English UK
  • ALTO
  • Trinity College London
  • Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, UK
  • Campus
  • age from 11 to 18

Program description and what is included

Your English lessons are for young people aged
aged between 11 and 18.

There are 5 levels of English: CEFR A1+ - C1+

First lesson = level test. In the first lesson, you will take a level test. This will tell us which class is best for you.

The English lessons
- You will have 15 hours of tuition.
- You will have a short break between lessons
- There will be up to 15 students in your class
- Classrooms are modern with WIFI, projectors or
Smart Boards

Final lesson = Certificates
Before you go home, you will receive a personalised certificate.

On the certificate will be
- Your name
- Your campus
- Dates of your studies
- CEFR level of your classes and your commitment to


FULL DAY EXCURSIONS: Glasgow, Stirling & Loch Katrine
STANDARD PAID ENTRIES INCLUDED: Edinburgh Castle and Loch Katrine Cruise


Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and it's a beautiful city known for its blend of medieval and classical architecture. It's considered one of Europe's premier destinations to visit.  The campus is only a short distance from the city centre, making it a great base from which to explore this amazing city.

Merchiston Castle School, one of Scotland’s most prestigious schools, is located in the Colinton area of Edinburgh. Located at the base of the Pentland Hills, our school offers state-of-the-art facilities for various sports, as well as high-quality accommodation and catering. Studying English here provides you with the opportunity to 'Live the Language' in Scotland's capital city and experience an authentic British education at a premium boarding school.



The student accommodation is conveniently located on campus. It's a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends.

The on-site accommodation blocks consist mostly of twin rooms, but some single ensuites are also available. The accommodation is furnished to a high standard and includes shared common areas. Student Wi-Fi is accessible. Additionally, there are standard accommodation blocks on-site, where students share dormitories and bathroom facilities. 

At St. Andrew's College, we take the safety of our students very seriously. We have implemented CCTV and secure access entry systems, and our staff are available 24/7 to ensure that our students are always safe and secure.

Additionally, all excursions will be by private coaches to ensure that our students are always safe and comfortable.


Morning and afternoon activities

Our activities and sports are carefully planned to cater for all ages, abilities and interests.

Examples of daily activities include

- Soccer,
- Rugby and American Football
- Rounders
- Cultural walks
- Jewellery-making and nail art workshops
- Drama workshops

Evening Activities
In the evenings you will have the opportunity to
take part in fun activities and socialise with 
other students on campus. During these activities, you will meet friends from different cultures, relax and, of course, practise your English, practise your English.



Where and when?
Breakfast: 07.40 - 08.45am
Continental breakfast, fresh
tea and coffee

Lunch: 12.40 - 13.45
Soup, salad bar, main course, vegetables, fruit, dessert,
Water, tea and coffee.

Dinner 17.40 - 18.45
Salad bar, main course, vegetables, fruit, dessert, water, tea and coffee.

Why choose this school

  • Classrooms are light, airy and conducive to learning
  • A modern dining room offering high-quality Scottish and European food
  • En-suite or shared facilities accommodation of an excellent standard
  • Beautiful and modern buildings
  • Excellent recreation areas
  • Safe and secure environment
  • 24-hour CCTV surveillance
  • Within easy reach Edinburgh City Centre

School infrastructure

Sport infrastructure

  • Sports Hall

Hobbies and clubs

Recommended arrival cities

  • Edinburgh

Nearest airports

  • Edinburgh Airport - 40 minutes


Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, UK

Sample program

  • 1 day

    Morning. Lessons
    Day. EDINBURGH National Museum of Scotland Greyfriars Kirkyard
    Evening. Lip Sync Batle

  • 2 day

    Morning. Lessons
    Day. Badminton Rounders / ConversaƟon Club
    Evening. Quiz

  • 3 day

    Morning. Lessons
    Day. EDINBURGH Arthur's Seat University of Edinburgh Walking Tour
    Evening. Murder Mystery

  • 4 day

    Morning. Lessons
    Day. Zumba Football Conversation Club
    Evening. Music Bingo

  • 5 day

    Morning. Lessons
    Day. EDINBURGH Edinburgh Castle
    Evening. Ceilidh

  • 6 day

    Morning. STIRLING & LOCH KATRINE Loch Katrine Cruise Stirling Town
    Day. STIRLING & LOCH KATRINE Loch Katrine Cruise Stirling Town
    Evening. Trashion Show

  • 7 day

    Morning. OPTIONAL DAY
    Evening. OPTIONAL DAY

  • 8 day

    Morning. EDINBURGH Calton Hill Princes Street
    Day. Lessons
    Evening. Karaoke

  • 9 day

    Morning. Volleyball Hockey Debate Workshop
    Day. Lessons
    Evening. Quiz

  • 10 day

    Morning. EDINBURGH Royal Botanical Gardens Dean Village
    Day. Lessons
    Evening. Murder Mystery

  • 11 day

    Morning. Aerobics Touch Rugby Drama Games
    Day. Lessons
    Evening. Bingo

  • 12 day

    Morning. EDINBURGH Royal Mile Walking Tour Scottish Parliament
    Day. Lessons
    Evening. Disco

  • 13 day

    Morning. GLASGOW Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery Riverside Museum City Centre
    Day. GLASGOW Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery Riverside Museum City Centre
    Evening. Zumba

  • 14 day

    Morning. DEPARTURE DAY

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