- For the A-listed building on Calton Hill, see Old Royal High School, Edinburgh.
The Royal High School
(RHS) of Edinburgh
is a co-educational state school
administered by the City of Edinburgh Council
. The school was founded in 1128 and is one of the oldest schools in Scotland
, and has, throughout its history, been high achieving, consistently attaining well above average exam results. It serves some 1200 pupils drawn from four feeder primaries in the north-west of the city: Blackhall
and Davidson's Mains
The school's national profile has given it a flagship role in education
, piloting such experiments as the introduction of the Certificate of Secondary Education
, the provision of setting
, and the curricular integration of European Studies
and the International Baccalaureate
.John Murray, A History of the Royal High School
. Edinburgh, Royal High School, 1997, pp. 117-119. The Royal High School was last inspected by HMIE
in April 2007., Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
is Jane Frith, the first woman to head the school.Stephen Houston, 'Top Scots school ends 900 years of tradition - with its very first female head', Mail on Sunday
(London, 18 October 2009)., Evening News
(Edinburgh, 19 October 2009).
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