Education at Basil Paterson

Founded in 1929, the historic Basil Paterson College stands proudly at 66 Queen Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town.  Known as a respected educational institution throughout all of Scotland and beyond.  During our history, we have served pupils from the local community as well as those who travel to us from Europe and beyond.

The College includes the Middle School for National 4’s and 5’s, the Tutorial College for Highers and Advanced Highers, the Edinburgh School of English for English language courses, the Test/Exam Centre for those who need to sit the IELTS test or Cambridge Assessment English examinations and the Teacher Training Faculty for the training of CELTA teachers.

We are known for our dedication to the learner’s academic success.

At Basil Paterson we provide a learning context which helps all learners reach their full potential.

For more information on English language courses, CELTA teacher training courses, Tutorial College or Middle School provision, please contact

For more information on IELTS tests and Cambridge Assessment English exams, please visit our Test/Exam Centre pages.

2024 information

Download our English language courses brochure here

Download our English language courses price list here

Download our Online English Languages courses brochure here

Download our Enrolment Form here

Download the NCUK International Foundation Year brochure here

We are open for in-person and online lessons in English language, IELTS test preparation and Academic Subjects. All online courses are taught by Basil Paterson College teachers.

National 5’s

Advanced Highers

Edinburgh School of English

IELTS Exam Test Centre

CELTA Teaching Training

Covid-19: we would like our clients to know that all course fees are refunded in full if a course needs to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

Helping learners reach their goals since 1929

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