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Edinburgh Education - Independent Schools

Edinburgh City Region is renowned for its high concentration of private schools. According to Schools in Scotland’s Guide to Independent Schools 2005, it has 12 of Scotland’s 22 private schools within its boundaries.

In 2006 Edinburgh's private schools performed well compared to schools elsewhere. St George's School for Girls came second among those which concentrate on Advanced Highers. Merchiston Castle and Edinburgh Academy were second and third respectively in the A-levels table, which also featured Musselburgh’s Loretto School.

Pupils at St Mary's Music School got the best Advanced Higher scores in the country. Fettes College students attained the highest A-level marks for the second year running.

The Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) gives information and advice for parents seeking an independent school. A free directory is available and details of schools can also be found on the SCIS website.

Edinburgh School Fees Ltd is a specialist company set up to advise clients on the complexities of school fees funding.

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