Life at EA
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.
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Public Speaking & Speakers’ Dinner Series
Model United Nations
Friend Support Group
Water Sports Club
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.