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Life at EA

Student Leadership

All 7ths are expected to be leaders. The prefects at the Edinburgh Academy are known as Ephors, after the officials of ancient Sparta, and are expected to take a lead role in one area although these may also be taken by other 7ths who have a particular interest.

Areas of responsibility assumed by the Ephors include giving School tours to visitors, acting as heads of division, being class mentors, running the Charities and Eco Committees, serving as ‘front of house’ representatives at School events, leading community service (volunteering) projects, event and project organisation (Leavers’ Ball, Yearbook, Leavers’ Revue) and promoting Internationalism by leading, supporting and mentoring students for whom English is a second language.

Activities & Clubs

Pupils of all ages participate in a number of Activities & Clubs at the Academy. A few are listed below.

Junior School Senior School

Eco Committee
Charity Committee
Pupil Council
Livestock Committee
P5/6 Choral Club
P3/4 Choir
Yoga Club
Yogi Leader Club
Rugby Club
Football Club
Cross Country Club
Cricket Club
Athletics Club
Chess Club
Judo Club
Relax Clubs
Cross Stitch
Gardening Club
Grow Your Own Club
Wind Band
Guitar Group
Strings Group
Quest Club

International Group
Eco Committee
Equalities Committee
Charity Committee
Public Speaking & Speakers’ Dinner Series
Model United Nations
Mock Court
Malala Group
Friend Support Group
4x4 Challenge
Water Sports Club
Jazz Band
Edinburgh Choral Society


The EA community extends beyond the walls of the School. On the weekends, academic endeavours give way to a range of sporting matches throughout the year. Pupils (and Academicals) vigorously support their student athletes in Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country, Fives, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Squash, Swimming & Tennis.

We have a proud sporting tradition at the Edinburgh Academy. Our annual Rugby match with Merchiston Castle School, first played in 1858, is the world’s oldest continual rugby fixture.

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