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DORM SEX BOY HAS TO QUIT POSH SCHOOL.



Byline: ROBERT FAIRBURN

A BOY of 17 has lost his place at a top private school after being caught in bed with a girl.

The pair sneaked into a dormitory from a dance but were caught.

Teachers at Merchiston Castle school This page is about the School. For the Scottish castle it was originally housed in and named after, see Merchiston Castle.

Merchiston Castle School is a private boarding school located in the village of Colinton in Edinburgh, Scotland.
, in Edinburgh, told the boy's parents, who withdrew him from the pounds 4760- a-term school.

The girl, also 17, had come from another school for the dance at boys- only Merchiston Castle This page is about the Scottish castle. For the school named after it, and which was briefly housed here, see Merchiston Castle School.

Merchiston Castle or Merchiston Tower was probably built by Alexander Napier, the second Laird of Merchiston around 1454.
. Sources say she has also been disciplined.

One parent said last night: "This has been the talk of the school.

"They may have just been having a fumble when they were found but it was obvious what the intention was.

"The boy was studying for A-levels so this will come as a major blow.

"But the school is obviously very strict on matters like this, and action has been taken."

Merchiston Castle headmaster Andrew Hunter Andrew Hunter can refer to more than one person:
  • Andrew Hunter, a British politician and a member of the Orange Order.
  • Andrew Hunter, a Methodist preacher often called "Father of Methodism in Arkansas".
 said the teenagers had to be punished even though they were legally old enough for sex.

He added: "We don't allow boys and girls boys and girls

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 to be involved in sexual activity at all.

"Both schools have dealt with this situation fairly. We have dealt with it from the stance that schools do have moral values behind them, irrespective of whether pupils are 17."

Mr Hunter would not name the other school involved in the scandal.

Merchiston Castle is the only boys' boarding school left in Scotland. Pupils wear kilts on formal occasions, and the school runs a Highland ball and pipe band.

A third of the pupils learn musical instruments, and private school surveys regularly rate Merchiston boys as the best dancing partners in Scotland.

The 400-pupil school was founded in 1833 and is now based at Colinton in Edinburgh. A tenth of pupils go on to Oxford or Cambridge universities.
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