Welcome to

Edinburgh Chess Academy

Creating excellence, on and off the board

About Us

Edinburgh Chess Academy (ECA) is the very first of its kind not only within Scotland, but also the United Kingdom. Our aim at the ECA is to improve concentration and intellectual ability through chess. From complete beginner to internationalists, children learn chess in a fun and welcoming environment through chess master and national coach, Andrew Green.

While there are some opportunities for children to receive chess tuition in the form of private lessons and after school clubs in Scotland, the ECA is the only place where children can physically attend classes with other children and learn chess in a modern way using a mixture of lectures, technology and over-the-board chess.

Tuition Options

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Group Classes

At ECA, we hold skill dependent group classes based at Stewart’s Melville College. If you would like to find out more about the classes available and which level you should be attending, please visit our Group Classes page.


Chess in Schools

ECA can provide a tutor to visit your school and teach classes either within or after school times. If you want to find out more about the work that we do in schools or to find out what we could do for your school, please visit our Chess in Schools page.


Private Tuition

If you think that you would benefit from one-one tuition, ECA provides coaches who can help you to progress your chess  knowledge through Skype or face-face lessons. To find out more, please visit our Private Tuition page.

Here at ECA, we believe that chess is for everybody and we hope that we can make you feel the same. If you have any questions or require information that you cannot find on our site, please contact us and we will respond as soon as possible!