Visiting Students

We welcome pupils from all over the world, who attend our Upper School for one term or longer. They are placed with approved families who are connected with the school, and they quickly become valued members of the school community.

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EAL Excellence – A Globally Leading Centre for

English As An Additional Language (EAL)


Over many years visiting students formally validating their English language skills through the internationally recognized Cambridge exams suite have achieved 100% pass rate. Better still, out of a possible score of 190, our Centre has achieved a higher average than the rest of the UK and world.


Overseas students can study for and take the Cambridge English Examinations, provided they reach the required standard. Students wishing to sit the examination should attend our school for the Spring and Summer terms. For more proficient students, we also offer the Cambridge Advanced Certificate course.

View our Programme below, detailing the application process, tuition fees and Cambridge English qualifications:


Edinburgh has the special designation of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find out more at Visiting Scotland.

Photograph gallery credit: former pupil Jacob Murray