One of the UK’s leading independent boys’ boarding schools, Merchiston, has announced the introduction of a new Sixth Form Award. Set just outside Edinburgh in the shadow of the Pentland Hills, Merchiston draws on the sporting and cultural activities of this vibrant capital city and Scotland’s stunning great outdoors in the education it provides.
The new award is designed for boys with the potential and ambition to succeed in Merchiston’s Sixth Form whose financial circumstances prevent them from joining. The award provides means-tested financial assistance of up to 75% of annual fees for boarding places for September 2021 entry.
Headmaster, Jonathan Anderson, comments, “In these difficult times, we are delighted to be offering this award which aims to prevent affordability being a barrier to learning. Merchiston provides a world-class, global, outward-looking education in a connected community where every individual matters. The Sixth Form is designed to bridge the gap between Sixth Form and the next step into adulthood and is the ideal preparation for university. We hope that through supporting boys from households which fulfil our means-testing criteria, we will be able to provide a transformative experience which helps them fulfil their potential and achieve their life ambitions.”
Those interested will have to meet the School’s academic entry standards and be willing to take part in the competitive selection process for the places. The first step is to register interest at
where further information on the Sixth Form and the award can also be found.