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.

Duncanrig Secondary School

Tel: 01355 588800 Email:

Winnipeg Drive , East Kilbride G75 8ZT

Dundee College

Christina Potter - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 01382 834834 Email:

Old Glamis Road , Dundee DD3 8LE

As one of Scotland's leading colleges, Dundee College offers a wide range of opportunities.  With programmes beginning at introductory and access level, and some going as far as degree level, there is bound to be something for you.

Dunedin School (Independent co-educational-for young people facing social and emotional difficulties)

Tel: (0131) 672 2638 Email:

Liberton Bank House, 5 Nether Liberton Lane , Edinburgh EH16 5TY

Dunedin School supports up to 20 secondary school pupils who need time out from mainstream.  The staff teach in small groups and help pupils to overcome a variety of difficulties, to restore self esteem and to prepare for further education or to join the world of employment.

Ages 11-18

Dunfermline High School

Tel: 01383 602402 Email:

St Leonard`s Place , Dunfermline KY11 3BQ

Dunoon Grammar School

Tel: 01369 705010 Email:

Ardenslate Road , Kirn PA23 8LU

Dyce Academy

Tel: 01224 725118 Email:

Riverview Drive , Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7NF

Earlston High School

Tel: 01896 849282 Email:

East End , Earlston TD4 6JP

Eastbank Academy

Tel: 0141 582 0080 Email:

26 Academy Street , Glasgow G32 9AA

Eastwood High School

Tel: 0141 577 2200 Email:

Capelrig Road , Newton Mearns G77 6NQ

Edinburgh Academy, The (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 0131 556 4603 Email:

42 Henderson Row , Edinburgh EH3 5BL

The Edinburgh Academy is a small city centre school with a friendly ethos.  If you are looking for a suitable Nursery, Junior  or Senior School in Edinburgh, there are many reasons to choose us.  Our small size allows us to cater for the unique talents, needs and ambitions of your son or daughter.

Ages 2- 18

Edinburgh City Council

Gillian Tee - Director, Children and Families
Tel: 0131 200 2000 Email:

Waverley Court , 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ

Edinburgh College of Art

Professor Ian Pirie - Assistant Principal
Tel: 0131 221 6000 Email:

Lauriston Place , Edinburgh EH3 9DF

Edinburgh College of Art has a strong international standing as one of the most successful art colleges in Europe, offering programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree level. It is known for its creativity, its friendly students and staff, its track record of awards successes and its stunning location at the heart of the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 0131 337 3410

60 Spylaw Road , Edinburgh EH10 5BR

The Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School offers the internationally recognised Steiner Waldorf curriculum. This is a curriculum that, although first established in 1919, is increasingly valued for its innovative approach with current research frequently validating what has long been the practice in Steiner schools throughout the world.

Ages 3- 18

Edinburgh's Telford College

Jim Donaldson - Chair
Tel: 0131 559 4000 Fax: 0131 559 4111 Email:

350 West Granton Road , Edinburgh EH51 1QE

At Edinburgh’s Telford College, we work to meet the education and training needs of our 20,000 students, industry and the wider community.  We work in partnership with a wide range of local, national and international organisations, to offer students an enhanced learning experience.

Elgin Academy

Tel: 01343 543485  Email:

Morriston Road , Elgin IV30 4ND

Elgin High School

Tel: 01343 545181 Email:

High School Drive , New Elgin, Elgin IV30 6UD

Ellon Academy

Tel: 01358 720715 Email:

Schoolhill , Ellon AB41 9AX

Elmwood College

Jim Crooks - Principal
Tel: 01334 658800 Email:

Carslogie Road , Cupar, Fife KY15 4JB

Elmwood College is a further education college based in the heart of North East Fife. The College’s portfolio of courses includes a range of landbased niche market golf-related specialisms and a range of more traditional courses, which meet the needs of the local community.

Erskin Stewart's Melville Schools (Independent co-educational)

Tel: 0131 311 1000 Email:

Ravelston , Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH4 3NT

Welcome to our unique family of independent schools in the heart of Edinburgh. Together these schools have been turning out world-class boys and girls for over 150 years. We cater for students from ages 3 to 18.

Eyemouth High School

Tel: 01890 750 363 Email:

Gunsgreenhill , Eyemouth TD14 5BY

Falkirk Council

Julia Swan - Director, Education Services
Tel: 01324 506 600 Email:

Sealock House , 2 Inchyra Road, Grangemouth, Falkirk FK3 9XB

Falkirk High School

Tel: 01324 679010 Email:

Westburn Avenue , Falkirk FK1 5SU

Falkland House School (for boys with autism and other support needs)

Tel: 01337 857268 Email:

Falkland Estate , Falkland, Cupar KY15 7AE

Falkland House School is a residential school for boys.  Pupils may have additional support needs including those on the Autistic Spectrum (particularly Asperger's Syndrome), Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome and may find it difficult to cope in a mainstream educational environment.  Pupils can be referred from all regions in Scotland and the North of England.

Ages 5-18

Farr High School

- Head Teacher
Tel: 01641 521217 Email:

Bettyhill , By Thurso, By Thurso KW14 7SS

Fernhill School (Independent Catholic)

Tel: 0141 634 2674 Email:

Fernbrae Avenue , Burnside, Glasgow G73 4SG

Fernhill School is a Catholic Independent School, managed by a Board of Governors.  The School has Primary and  Secondary Departments, fully equipped with modern classrooms and laboratories. The Primary Department has about 170 pupils in seven classes and accepts girls and boys.  The Secondary Department accepts girls only and has approximately 160 pupils.

Ages 5- 18

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