Whether it is a school for your children or a college or university for the adults in your family, selecting an education provider may be one of your most important choices when you leave the Services.  It may even influence where you decide to live.

Education and training funding for veterans

You can get help paying for qualifications whether you:

  • are planning on leaving the armed forces

  • have already left and want to know more about your options

SAAS grants

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) gives financial support to eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK. If you've been in the armed forces or are the family member of someone in the armed forces who has been living abroad you may be elligible for a SAAS grant. This depends on where you or your family member was a resident when they joined up.

Contact SAAS on 0300 555 0505 to find out if you're eligible.

Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) scheme

The Armed Forces ELC scheme allows you to apply for money to pay for qualifications. You can apply whether you're still serving in the armed forces or you've already left.

Find out more about which qualifications you can get and how to apply.



Scotland has a tremendous variety of education providers and we think we have listed most of them, from state and private schools to colleges to universities.  We have left out Primary schools deliberately. 

We have also included a link to Education Scotland which may answer some of your questions CLICK HERE

When considering a school, choice is important so we have included a link where you can check every school’s standing in the Scottish League tables here:  

You can refine your search by level of education and Local Authority area and then click Search.

To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.

Cathkin High School

Tel: 0141 643 3470 Email:

Langlea Road , Cambuslang, Glasgow G72 8ES

Cedars School of Excellence (Independent Christian co-educational)

Tel: 01475 723905 Email:

31 Ardgowan Square , Greenock PA16 8NJ

We aim to maintain a safe, happy environment for pupils in which they can achieve academic success through individual programmes and small class sizes. Personal development will be encouraged through the teaching and example of right standards of conduct together with a varied programme of activities.

Ages 5- 17

Charleston Academy

Tel: 01463 234 324 Email:

General Booth Road , Kinmylies, Inverness IV3 8ET

Chryston High

Tel: 01236 757687 Email:

Lindsaybeg Road , Chryston, Glasgow G69 9DL

City of Glasgow College

Professor Thomas B Wilson OBE - Principal
Tel: 0141 566 6222 Email:

60 North Hanover Street , Glasgow G1 2BP

City of Glasgow College, Scotland’s newest and largest college, is home to around 40,000 students from 135 different countries. Supported by great facilities, we offer a wide choice of vocational and leisure courses through all of our 12 Academic Schools.

Cleveden Secondary School

Tel: 0141 582 0060 Email:

42 Clevenden Road , Glasgow G12 0JW

Clifton Hall School (Indpendent co-educational)

Tel: 0131 333 1359 Email:

Clfiton Road , Newbridge, Edinburgh EH28 8LQ

Clifton Hall School is a fully independent Nursery, Primary and Secondary School, accommodating 300 pupils between the ages of three and eighteen. Small classes combined with a wide-ranging programme of activities and opportunities help to ensure that at Clifton Hall, we provide your child with the very best in education.

Clyde Valley High School

Tel: 01698 375011 Email:

Castlehill Road , Wishaw ML2 0LS

Clydebank College

Gordon Paterson - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 0141 951 7400 Email:

College Square , Queen`s Quay, Glasgow G81 1BF

We are one of the largest colleges in Scotland with over 10,000 students.
In August 2007 the college moved into a new £34 million purpose built campus which provides truly state-of-the art facilities in every department and allows you to study with the most advanced technology.

Clydebank High School

Tel: 0141 533 3000 Email:

Janetta Street , Clydebank G81 3EB

Clydeview Academy


Burnside Road , Gourock PA19 1AA

Coatbridge College

John Doyle - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 01236 422316 Email:

Kilbdonan Street , Coatbridge ML5 3LS

Coatbridge College meets the needs of the people who live in North Lanarkshire, particularly Coatbridge and Airdrie.  With over 145 years of history, Coatbridge College was Scotland's first College and has over 250 members of staff and more than 7,000 students.

Coatbridge High School

Tel: 01236 794848 Email:

17 Park Street , Coatbridge ML5 3NA

Coltness High School

Tel: 01698 274920 Email: 

Mossland Drive , Coltness, Wishaw ML2 8LY

Community School of Auchterarder, The

Tel: 01764 662 182 Email:

New School Lane , Auchterarder PH3 1BL

Craigclowan Preparatory School (Independent co-educational)

- Secretary
Tel: 01738 626310 Email:

Edinburgh Road , Perth PH2 8PS

Our status as the leading co-educational day prep school in Scotland is one of which we are proud and the children and staff alike take pleasure from working hard to maintain the high standards we achieve academically, in the arts, musically and on the sports fields.

Ages 5- 14

Craigholme School for Girls (Independent Girls` School)

- Admissions Secretary
Tel: 0141 419 0965 Email:

72 St Andrews Drive , Glasgow G41 4HS

Craigholme is the only independent school in the west of Scotland that caters exclusively for girls.  Our school of thought is that the academic performance of girls is greatly enhanced in an 'all-girls’ environment. This belief is supported by both research and the outstanding academic results of Craigholme girls over many years.

Ages 3- 18

Craigie High School

Tel: 01382 431111 Email:

Garnet Terrace , Dundee DD4 7QD

Craigmount High School

Tel: 0131 339 6823 Email:

Craigs Road , Edinburgh EH12 8NH

Craigroyston Community High School

Tel: 0131 477 7801 Email:

Pennywell Road , Edinburgh EH4 4QP

Crieff High School

Tel: 01764 657600 Email:

Crieff , Crieff PH7 3RS

Culloden Academy

Tel: 01463 790851 Email:

Keppoch Road , Culloden, Inverness IV2 7JZ

Cults Academy

Tel: 01224 868801 Email:

Hillview Drive , Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9SA

Cumbernauld College

Martin McGuire - Principal
Tel: 01236 731811 Email:

Tryst Road , Cumbernauld G67 1HU

Through a comprehensive curriculum portfolio Cumbernauld College provides a high quality teaching and learning experience.  We have expanded and enhanced our HE courses following the success of our degree programmes and we continue to offer and develop further degree programmes in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland.

Cumbernauld High School

Tel: 01236 794864 Email:

South Carbrain Ring Road , Kildrum, Cumbernauld G67 2UF

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