Welcome to Watson's - and a Life in Maroon!

Life in Maroon means being challenged by brilliant teachers, embracing opportunities, becoming a global citizen, and finding out what you really love.

Watson’s is a place where you have the freedom to thrive, to succeed, explore, perform, and grow. We combine academic excellence with an enrichment programme of extra-curricular activity which is amongst the broadest of any school in Scotland. 

Jump on board, get ready for the adventure because life in maroon is quite simply, magic!

Use the key links below to get in touch, find our detailed FAQs and access comprehensive information on fees and financial assistance. If you’re ready to apply, you can start the process (it’s very straightforward), too!

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Life in Maroon Ambassador Charlie

A range of digital event experiences are on offer between September and November. These sessions are designed to provide your family with more practical information and advice on life at Watson’s. The recordings of our live events can be viewed on the Digital Events page.

Contact Us

We understand that choosing a school for your child is a huge decision. Our Admissions Registrar Jenny McGill and colleagues Pam Osborne and Julie McDougal are here to help throughout the year (including during school holidays). Contact our Admissions Team.

Life in Maroon!

Find out more about what it’s like to be part of our school’s community with those who know it best.

Emma (S6)

You can tell a lot about a school, based on its attitude towards the wellbeing of pupils. Emma, movingly, tells her story.

Ollie (P7)

With aspirations of a place at the Paralympics, Ollie loves life in maroon because he's treated just like everyone else.

Ella (S1)

A dazzling digital artist, our Art School gives Ella a platform to shine. She may be dyslexic but that will never stop her at Watson's!

Dulcie (P5)

Dulcie delivers five (fabulous) top five tips for enjoying Life in Maroon in our Junior School at Watson’s.

Minny (P7)

A campaigner, Minny was part of a group of pupils who helped us understand why uniform changes were needed.

Ava (S3)

Ava tells us about her role in composing the score for her year group’s futuristic digital play, Topia 2084.

Charlie (S1)

Find out how Watson’s helped Charlie rekindle his love of drama to make it all the way onto the small screen!

Jamie (S1)

When Jamie says it’s magic in maroon, he really means it. Watch him show our Principal Melvyn Roffe his top trick!