Senior School Admissions (S1–S4)

Senior School Admissions (S1–S4)

Completed Application Forms for Session 2019/20 should be submitted no later than 16 November 2018.

The main entry point for new pupils in Senior School is Senior 1 level, but we are happy to consider pupils for a limited number of places in other years. Please note we rarely offer an S4 place as this is halfway through an exam syllabus, and an offer would be highly dependent upon the individual situation. We ask that if you are interested in joining Watson's in S4 you contact Jenny McGill, the Admissions Registrar on 0131 446 6005 or email

Admission to S5/S6 is another option, which is dealt with in our Pre-University Admission section.

Online Application Form*
*This application form can be used for sessions beyond 2019/20. Please note that a non-refundable registration fee of £40 must be submitted with the completed application.


Entry to the Senior School involves an assessment.

Senior 1 Assessments for Session 2019/20 will take place in January 2019. Assessments for other years will be by arrangement with the Admissions Registrar.

Offers of Places

Offers of S1 places for Session 2019/20 will be posted in February 2019.

On acceptance of a place, there will be a non-refundable acceptance fee of £250.

Finding Out More

Parents who would like to find out more about any aspect of our Senior School are invited to our Open Morning. Parents are also very welcome at other times, should you prefer to arrange an individual visit. Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Registrar or call on 0131 446 6005.