Royal High School


Royal High School – Edinburgh
East Barnton Avenue
Tel: 0330 024 9111

Day Class Time
Tuesday SwimWell & SwimFast 18:15 – 19:00

Royal High School brings a relaxed environment to our lessons, offering a unique opportunity for progression for our private tuition and SwimFast swimmers. With poolside seating for parents, you can feel right at the heart of the action in watching your child progress from week to week.

Being in a handy location, surrounded by both Silverknowes and Murrayfield Golf Courses, it makes Royal High School a popular choice for many of our swimmers. Moreover, those at Stewart’s Melville College and Mary Erskine School who are looking for structured swimming lessons find it a handy journey after school.

Pool Information

Size: 20 metres x 6 lanes

Average Temperature: 29 degrees Celcius

Changing Rooms: There are separate male and female changing rooms with access onto poolside.

Hygiene: Our teachers really love it when children blow their noses and go to the toilet before the start of lessons. This tends to avoid any unwanted surprises and causes minimum disruption to the lessons!

Meeting Point

Children and parents can make their way onto poolside via the changing rooms and take a seat in our seating area at the shallow end of the pool. The Progress Adviser will show children where to go at the start of their lessons.

Viewing the Pool

Due to the school’s Health and Safety requirements, we are asked that parents do not go on poolside during the lessons. You are, however, welcome to talk with the Progress Adviser should you wish to.

Personal Equipment


Eye goggles must be worn to allow for clear vision.
No baggy shorts are allowed as they restrict leg movement.
All children must wear their SwimEasy swim cap to prevent distractions and for pool cleanliness.
Swimming Costumes must be tight fitting preferably one size smaller than normal.


Pool Shoes

Entrance & Parking

From the mini roundabout at Davidson’s Mains/Quality Street, take Cramond Road North. (Pass Somerfields) turn first left into Barnton Avenue and then second left at the school sign into East Barnton Avenue and the school entrance is immediately on your right. Continue along the driveway and park in the staff car park to your right and straight ahead. You should enter the school via the main school entrance. Take the steps up to the main level and continue along the corridor to the end, taking a left then up a few steps to the right. You will now be in the sports complex. The boys and girls changing rooms are on the right and the left of the corridor.

Our Classes

Holidays 2020/2021


Rolling Programme Starts *all dates subject to confirmation by Edinburgh Leisure

1 December

Autumn Exclusion Dates

Winter Exclusion Dates

22 & 29 December, 5 January

Spring Exclusion Dates

9 February, 6 & 13 April

Rolling Programme Ends

22 June

Enquire about one of our classes today!