Independent private schools
Scotland also has many notable private schools for pre-school, primary and secondary students. Independent schools are managed by a private trust and normally you have to pay for your child to attend. However, in certain circumstances, some independent schools offer scholarships or bursary awards to off-set fees.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools
These non-profit educational foundations work with schools in over 140 countries to offer four programmes for children aged three to 19. In addition to focusing on intellectual growth, they also focus developing children’s personal, emotional and social skills.
Other types of school
There are various other types of school in Scotland, including:
- Denomination (faith) schools
- Gaelic language schools
- Centres of Excellence for gifted children
- Schools catering to children with additional support needs
Enrolling your child in school
Once you've chosen a school for your child, you must contact the school to arrange a meeting with the Head Teacher to discuss options.
Universities and colleges
Yes it all began for Will and Kate at St Andrew’s University in Scotland - but our many colleges and universities are even more known internationally for excelling in areas like science, technology and business. Although we're a small country, we boast 13 universities and 55 colleges spread across the country.
Improving your English
If you or your family want to improve your English while living in Scotland, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provides information, resources and courses.