Edinburgh Academy , Edinburgh

Independent School in Edinburgh which opened in 1824, the original building is still part of the senior school. The Edinburgh Academy was originally a day and boarding school for boys. It ceased boarding and transitioned to co-education in 2008 and is now a fully coeducational day school.

The accommodation is 15 minutes walking or a short bus ride from the Academy in a modern residence renewed in 2015. Each apartment has an average of 4 to 6 single en-suite rooms.

    • Residential Centre
    • Summer Courses
    • Suitable for Groups and Individual Students
    • Trinity Examination Available
    • Adult Student Ratio 1:10
    • European City Tours Available
    • London Weekend Tour

  • Astroturf pitches
  • Playing fields
  • Dining Hall 
  • Common Room 
  • Modern Classrooms
  • City Location 
  • Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour security 
  • Modern, single en-suite bedrooms  
  • 4-6 en-suite bedrooms per apartment 
  • All rooms en-suite  
  • Accommodation 15 minute walk from main campus
Nearby Airports
  • 15 km from Edinburgh Airport

A typical day with Ardmore

Students have three hours of English lessons per day from Monday to Friday, with the lessons divided into two parts.

Part One: Language input, which involves using grammar and vocabulary in various tasks/exercises.

Part Two: Fluency/practice activities aimed at developing fluency through specific tasks like designing a website or poster, conducting a classroom survey or even producing/acting in a short play.

We offer a wide range of activities, which may include: Football, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Tennis, Basketball, etc.

Evening entertainment programme may include Talent Show, Disco, Quiz Nights, Film Nights, Sports Tournaments and more options.

Emphasis on communication helps students to use English for a variety of purposes and in various situations. Our aim is to build students' knowledge and confidence in understanding and speaking English.

Nearby attractions and Excursions

There’s plenty to see and do for a half day, or even an full day around Edinburgh and nearby. A full day trip to the city, or a visit in Edinburgh Castle.

Alternatively there are half day excursions more local to the campus, which include a tour of the town, the National Museum of Scotland or Princes Street Gardens.

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