Rector's Welcome

Welcome to the Edinburgh Academy

A very warm welcome to the Edinburgh Academy.

We are a thriving co-educational day school that values the ability to be known and appreciated within our community. We believe in co-education as the best setting for boys and girls to achieve their full potential and to develop life-long skills in preparing for university, the world of work and adult life. Our Vision and Values statement, shows where our caring and outward looking approach to individual and school success is founded. This website will give you an insight into our highly successful and friendly school, set in the heart of the City of Edinburgh. It gives an overview of our activities and achievements and seeks to represent the unique ethos and friendly atmosphere of the School.

We have a simple ambition for all our pupils. That is, working in partnership with parents, our pupils will grow and go forward in life with confidence, but without a hint of arrogance, and be ready to embrace the opportunities of the modern global community, feeling themselves to be ‘Grounded in Scotland but Ready for the World’.

We believe that all children who have the potential to benefit from an Academy education should be able to access this. That is why we have a comprehensive bursaries scheme, which provides support for fees, up to 100%, for pupils who meet the criteria set.

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 on one of our Open Days, or at any time convenient to you, to see for yourself that the Edinburgh Academy is a truly welcoming and achieving school.

I look forward to meeting you; you will be most welcome.

Marco Longmore
Rector