George Watson’s College is one of the UK’s leading and largest co-educational independent day schools, with 2,478 pupils and around 500 members of staff.
Our mission is to provide a world-class education for children and young people from Preschool (age 3/4) to S6 (age 17/18) and to encourage pupils to develop a love of learning through an inspiring curriculum and extensive and inclusive enrichment programme. Despite our size, it is regularly remarked that we still have a small-school ‘feel’: the close-knit and friendly relationships embedded throughout our community are a hallmark of the School. Our motto – Ex Corde Caritas (Love from the Heart) – is central to our values as we seek to sustain what is described as ‘The Watson’s Family’.
This tangible sense of togetherness is significantly enhanced by everyone being on one purpose-built 52-acre site, located in the attractive residential district of Morningside, to the south west of the centre of Edinburgh.