Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5EG
10 reasons to choose George Watson's College Junior School
George Watson’s College Junior School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 81. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Edinburgh and one of the 5 best primary schools for 2 miles.
George Watson’s College 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 an academically selective admissions policy from Year 4. It is the junior division of George Watson’s College, an all-through school to age 18. George Watson’s College Junior School fees range from £3,428 (Rec) to £4,174 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
George Watson’s College Junior School has five classes per year and an average class size of 24 pupils.
At the end of Primary 7, most Junior School pupils move up to George Watson’s College.
The George Watson's College Junior School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. Science, history, geography, and technology are taught using cross-curricular themes to promote enquiry skills. The curriculum also includes PSHE, French, Spanish. Both the curriculum and co-curriculum have an international perspective. The school has a British Council International School Award, and a UNICEF Rights Respecting School Gold accreditation. There is a whole school Mental Health and Wellbeing Week. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 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.
Specialist teachers for sport and music throughout, and for languages and drama from Primary 3.
Sport at George Watson's College Junior School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Primary 3.
The Arts at George Watson's College 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. Four choirs, an orchestra and several instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.45am to 6.00pm. School bus service.