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School
Location type: School
Location address: United Kingdom, City of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Number of texts: 2
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Made by Tim Baert
Made by Tim Baert

George Heriot’s School is a leading British independent primary and secondary school on Lauriston Place in the Old Town of Edinburgh. It was established in 1628 as George Heriot’s Hospital, by bequest of the royal goldsmith George Heriot and opened in 1659.
The main building of the school is notable for its renaissance architecture. In 1676, Sir William Bruce drew up plans for the completion of Heriot’s Hospital. The school is a turreted building surrounding a large quadrangle, and built out of sandstone.

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George Heriot’s School is a leading Scottish independent primary and secondary school on Lauriston Place in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland, with over 1600 pupils, 155 teaching staff and 80 non-teaching staff. It is recognised as one of the leading schools in the UK in terms of academic results, extra-curricular provision and bursarial and foundation support. It was established in 1628 as George Heriot’s Hospital, by bequest of the royal goldsmith George Heriot, and opened in 1659. It adheres to the original vision of its founder to this day.

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