Royal Blind School

City of Edinburgh

  • Ages: 5-18 years
  • Type: Special Needs
  • Head Ms Elaine Brackenridge
  • Pupils
    • Total Number of Pupils: 51
    • Number of Day Pupils: 24
    • Number of Residental Pupils 27
  • Method of Entry:
    • Referral through local authority
    • Application by parents
  • Financial Assistance: One of 7 grant-aided special schools funded by Scottish Government and Local Authorities
  • Number of Placement Weeks Offered: 39 weeks
  • Reasons for support for young people: Learning disability, Other moderate learning difficulty, Visual impairment, Physical or motor impairment, Language or speech disorder, Autistic spectrum disorder, Physical health problem
  • Examinations: Access 1, Access 2, Access 3, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Standard Grade, Highers, Advanced Highers, ASDAN
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  • Brief description: The Royal Blind School is a national grant-aided special school providing care and education to pupils aged 5 to 18 who are visually impaired or blind, including those who have additional support needs. Both day and term-time weekly boarding enrolment is provided.

Contact Details:
Royal Blind School
43-45 Canaan Lane
EH10 4SH

Telephone: 0131 667 1100