Junior School News

Foundation Day 2017 Launched

This morning at Assembly our Principal Melvyn Roffe and Amy Allard Dunbar (Class of 2015) launched Foundation Day 2017. Amy spoke about her time at Watson’s, the...Read More

Posted on 28 March 2017 By Mr Stephen Gray

Edinburgh Schools' Cross Country Championships

Our Primary 6 and Primary 7 cross-country teams had great success at the Edinburgh Schools' Cross Country Championships on Monday 20 March. The Primary 6 boys' team...Read More

Posted on 24 March 2017 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

New Chair of Governing Council

Roddy Maclennan, Watsonian (Class of 1976) and a banking and finance partner at leading law firm MacRoberts, has been appointed Chairman of the Governing Council to replace Alan...Read More

Posted on 17 January 2017 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

Sir Roger Young : 1923 – 2017

It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the death of Sir Roger Young at the age of 93. Sir Roger took up his post as Headmaster of George Watson's Boys' College in 1958...Read More

Posted on 16 February 2017 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Presents Pupils with their Level 2 Award

On Thursday 2 February, Mr Alex Clark, Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Scotland presented the Junior School with their Rights Respecting School Level 2 Award in a special...Read More

Posted on 09 February 2017 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

Primary 7 Burns Supper

On Thursday evening, over 150 pupils in Primary 7 celebrated the life and works of Robert Burns at their very own Burns Supper.  Our Primary 7 chairperson, Megan, was a...Read More

Posted on 27 January 2017 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

Junior School Awarded Level 2 Rights Respecting School Award

We are delighted to announce that the Junior School has been awarded the Level 2 Rights Respecting School Award....Read More

Posted on 19 December 2016 By Mr Terry Rodgers

New Head of the Junior School

Following a rigorous selection process which attracted applicants from Scotland, the rest of the UK and abroad, Mr George Salmond has been appointed as Head of the Junior School....Read More

Posted on 30 November 2016 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

Record-Breaking Schools Swim Meet

This year's Edinburgh and Midlothian Schools Swim meet was another record-breaking event for Watson's teams as they landed 49 medals across the day, beating last year's total by...Read More

Posted on 21 November 2016 By Mr Stephen Gray

Lest We Forget

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. At 11am Junior and Senior School pupils, former pupils, and former and current members of staff will gather at the War Memorial in remembrance of those...Read More

Posted on 11 November 2016 By Mrs Fiona MacFarlane

Recent News