Musselburgh Grammar School

East Lothian, United Kingdom

Location: East Lothian, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Musselburgh Grammar School

 Musselburgh Grammar School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary in East Lothian, Scotland. There are approximately 1,150 pupils on the school roll ranging in age from 12 to 18, with over 100 staff in total. The town of Musselburgh has a population of 22,000, and is located 6 miles east of the nation’s capital Edinburgh. The school’s history dates to 1626, and the institution has been fully comprehensive since the 1950’s. The school posts a weekly one page news bulletin in local newspaper the Musselburgh Courier.

Head Teacher

Colin Gerrie

Values and vision

The school’s motto is ‘striving for excellence, caring for all’. Such a vision is one of great ambition, in which the individual need of each pupil is appreciated, while academic attainment is pursued to such a level as Musselburgh Grammar School becoming one of the pre-eminent education facilities in Scotland. The school’s core values are ‘honesty, determination, respect’ and these virtues are encouraged in all interactions between students, parents, and staff.

Extra-curricular excursions are highly encouraged at Musselburgh Grammar School, giving students the opportunities to get out of their comfort zone and explore the wider world. Previous years have seen trips to London and Alton Towers, and to international locations such as New York and Iceland.

Inspection Report

“Young people in S1 and S2 learn across all curricular areas. Courses and programmes reflect Curriculum for Excellence guidance well. The skills course in S2 supports young people to become more resilient and to persevere in their learning when things become more challenging. In S3, young people can select from a range of additional enrichment courses which broaden their skills base.”

View Musselburgh Grammar School’s latest Inspection Report


Address: 86 Inveresk Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7BA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316 654278