"The Royal Blind School provided a high quality service where young people were happy."

- Care Inspectorate 2015 


Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane


EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 446 3120

Fax: 0131 447 9266




Why Choose Us?

The Royal Blind School is a community of young people who all share the common experience of vision impairment.

Teaching a child BrailleThis helps develop peer understanding and friendships in a supportive yet challenging environment.

We tailor the care and education that we provide to each individual according to their needs. Many of our pupils have other disabilities and additional support needs as well as vision impairment and would find the large class sizes in a mainstream school difficult to manage.

Experts in teaching vision impaired pupils

We have a high ratio of staff to pupils. Our teachers either have or are working towards the Post Graduate Qualification in Education Support, Visual Impairment. All our teaching methods, and activities and teaching resources are tailored to the needs of our pupils and our building is purpose built for children and young people with vision impairment.

Therapists are an integral part of our team. Occupational therapy enables our pupils and young people to achieve health, well–being in everyday activities and curricular access.

Physiotherapists identify and maximise movement potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation.

Speech and language therapists assess and treat speech, language and communication difficulties in young people to enable them to communicate to the best of their ability.

Pupils and teachers are supported by Nursery Nurses and Classroom Assistants.

Our transcription staff are skilled in adapting print to Braille and adapting a range of print materials to alternative and accessible formats including Braille, audio, large print, tactile diagrams.

We also bring in body awareness and relaxation techniques to aid learning - watch our video on using 'mindfulness'.