Rector's Welcome

Welcome to the Edinburgh Academy

A warm welcome to the Edinburgh Academy website. I very much hope that you will enjoy discovering more about our thriving, co-educational day school community. Contained within the pages of this website are details on the full ‘Academy’ experience, be it in the early years of a nursery education, where curiosity is encouraged, or in the explorative and collaborative learning gained in our Junior School, or at the Senior School, where maturity, independence and a well-rounded education prepare all our students for the next stages of their life beyond school.

We have a clear ambition for all our pupils. We want our students to be happy and we want them to be successful. We want to equip all those who are lucky enough to benefit from an Edinburgh Academy education with confidence, resilience and creativity, such that they will be ready to embrace the opportunities of the modern global community, feeling themselves to be ‘Grounded in Scotland but Ready for the World’.

We set out each year to challenge and encourage our students to be the best that they can be. They benefit from inspirational teaching and coaching, tailored to their individual needs. The strong relationships that are built within our community provide the nurturing environment for our students to learn about themselves and each other. Our many co-curricular opportunities help to instil and develop a range of skills, as well as allowing our students to experience success beyond the classroom.

I hope that you enjoy looking through our website and that it will answer many practical questions about the Edinburgh Academy and the broad range of opportunities that we offer to each young person at every stage of his or her development. There is no real substitute for seeing and experiencing the ‘real thing’. I hope that you will visit us soon; you will be most welcome.

Barry Welsh
Rector