The Edinburgh Academy has from the start been one of the most important schools in the development of Scottish school rugby with the senior annual match against Merchiston being the longest running continual rugby fixture in the world. The Junior teams are encouraged to show courage, determination and attacking flair which makes for hugely competitive and exciting rugby. The attitude and enthusiasm displayed by our teams is outstanding. Rugby begins in P4 leading to regular matches in P6. The top P6 team has an impressive record over many years. Three other P6 sides take the field on a Saturday morning - the majority of the year group can participate in team sports.