Skip To Main Content


Close up of school blazer pocket and badge

George Watson’s College sits in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, providing a world-class education for children and young people from Preschool to Senior 6. 

Our main entry points are Preschool, Primary 1, Primary 6, Primary 7 and Senior 1. We are pleased to consider pupils for a limited number of places in other year groups. 

Once we receive an application we will invite applicants in for an assessment. The entrance assessment provides a valuable opportunity for both the school and parents to ensure that your child is placed in an environment which is suited to their own set of abilities and needs. 

The assessment is not an exam, it is an assessment of your child’s true capabilities based on their education to date. The assessments are age and stage appropriate and differ depending on the year group you are applying to. Each application is carefully considered on an individual basis. 

Choosing a school for your child is a big decision, Admissions are on hand to help should you have any questions during the application and admissions process. 

Admissions Timeline

Admissions Timeline