Basil Paterson is a coeducational independent day school and college located in the heart of Edinburgh on Queen Street. For pupils aged 14-16 our Middle School offers a full and varied curriculum which challenges and supports our students as they work towards the first crucial exams of their learning careers. Our Senior College is a year round academic alternative to school which offers a range of subjects and qualifications from National 5 to Advanced Higher for students aged 16+.

Maintaining small class sizes is at the heart of our teaching and learning approach with no more than eight students in each class. A key and valued benefit of the school’s size is our close-knit school community. Every member of staff knows each student at Basil Paterson well and we believe this has a positive impact on learners, both in terms of academic achievement and development.