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The Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane, Edinburgh, EH10 4SG

0131 446 3120



The Royal Blind School
School type Co-educational, National Grant Aided Special School
Founded 1835
Special Needs AUT, CP, DEL, EPI, MLD, Physlmp, PMLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS
Co-ed Age Range 5-19
Fees Available on request
Average Class Size Max 6
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:6
Associations SCIS, EtCS, MDVI Euronet

The Royal Blind School is run by Scotland's largest visual impairment charity, Royal Blind, and is regulated by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate. We are a grant-aided special school supported by the Scottish Government. The school, situated in Morningside, Edinburgh, is Scotland's only residential school specialising in the care and education of children and young people with visual impairments, including those with complex needs.

We enrol pupils from P1 to S6 and places are paid for through fees from local authorities or privately. We offer 52-week residential or term-time boarding, as well as nightly and weekly boarding. Our residential houses are fully accessible and designed to be a home from home.

Each child follows an individualised education programme underpinned by the Curriculum for Excellence and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC). We deliver a broad general education and offer qualifications and accreditation by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Junior Awards Scheme Scotland, Personal Achievement Awards and ASDAN in the senior phase.

Our approach is inclusive and pupil-centred, providing many opportunities for experience and achievement. We strive to make learning fun, challenging and self-affirming.

We deliver independent living skills, building self-confidence and self-esteem by providing a greater awareness of the wider environment through mobility and orientation to ensure that all pupils become as independent as possible.

For more information, and to read our application pack, please visit our website www.royalblind.org/education. If you have any questions, please email office@royalblindschool.org.uk or call us on 0131 446 3120.