Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9EQ
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George Heriot’s Junior School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 83. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Edinburgh and one of the 5 best primary schools for 2 miles.
George Heriot’s Junior School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 12 years. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is the junior division of George Heriot’s School, an all-through school to age 18. George Heriot’s Junior School fees range from £3,654 (Rec) to £4,436 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
George Heriot’s Junior School has three classes per year to P5, rising to five in P7, and an average class size of 23 pupils.
At the end of Primary 7, most Junior School pupils move up to George Heriot’s School.
The George Heriot's Junior School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence with some additions and variations. History and geography are taught through cross-curricular topics. The curriculum also includes PSHE, philosophy (Sapere Gold accreditation), French, Spanish, German. UNICEF Rights Respecting School Gold accreditation. Each pupil may participate in over 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Primary 4. The school also has Eco Schools Green Flag accreditation.
Specialist teachers for sport and music throughout, for art and drama from Primary 3, and for computing and languages from Primary 6.
Sport at George Heriot's Junior School
School offers over 20 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and an extensive extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Primary 3.
The Arts at George Heriot's Junior School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Primary 3. Three choirs, three orchestras and several instrument ensembles. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.30am to 6.00pm, available for 50 weeks of the year.
Find another school near George Heriot's Junior School
George Heriot’s School (0 miles); Basil Paterson Tutorial College, Middle School (1.2 miles); St Mary’s Music School (1.4 miles).