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Palmerston House Educational Services Blog

Written by our students and staff 

November 27, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Merchiston Castle School, with which we collaborate, has announced that it will open an international school in Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong Province.

The school is now due to open in September 2018.

The news follows the announcement th...

August 15, 2016

It seems to come around more quickly every year. Two months of summer holidays, and we’re nearly back to the start of another school year.

For us, it’s the busiest time of year: the Edinburgh Festival is in full swing, new and returning students are arriving and getting...

August 14, 2016

Last week, we took a group of clients to Arran, an island off Scotland's West Coast. It's often referred to as 'Scotland in miniature', and having spent a few days there, we found out exactly why: rolling hills and farmland in the south, dramatic mountains to the north...

January 22, 2016

I am Alexander, a pupil of 14 at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, and I have been at the school for more than 4 years, since Primary 6.


At the moment St Mary’s is based in the West End in a small, pretty and historic building capable of holding only up to around 10...

January 11, 2016


I had never really changed my way of life before. Everyday I was surrounded by the same people in school, same people at home, and the same routine. It wasn’t bad or I wasn’t necessarily unhappy, but deep down, I knew that I wanted to experience something different, s...