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.

Hillside School (residential school for boys with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties)

Tel: 01383 860731 Email:

Aberdour , Aberdour KY 3 0RH

The school seeks to create, through classes of 6 or less, and warm, accepting and consistent relationships, a supportive atmosphere which will benefit and alleviate students' social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.  It provides living and learning experiences and activities which promote individual talents and abilities and which  equip our children and young people with the knowledge and skills required to meet future challenges.

Ages 10-16

Holy Rood High School (Catholic Secondary School)

Tel: 0131 661 5871 Email:

Duddingston Road West , Edinburgh EH15

Holyrood Secondary School (Catholic Secondary School)

Tel: 0141 582 0120 Email:

100 Dixon Road , Glasgow G42 8AU

Hutchesons` Grammar School (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 0141 423 2933 Email:

21 Beaton Road , Glasgow G41 4NW

Hutchesons’ is a large and dynamic school of tremendous vitality and diversity, where pupils from P1 to S6 follow a very broad curriculum, blending the traditional and the modern.  Experienced teachers are one of Hutchesons’ greatest strengths, and we give them the resources they need to do their job to the highest possible standards.

Ages 5-18

Hyndland Secondary School

Tel: 0141 582 0130 Email:

9 Lauderdale Gardens , Glasgow G12 9RQ

International School of Aberdeen (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 01224 730300 Email:

North Deeside Road , Pitfodels, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9PN

Our school is a partnership of excellent staff, committed parents, and dedicated students. Our students are challenged to reach their maximum potential through academic growth. The International Baccalaureate programme gives our students a programme of study recognized around the world for its excellence.

Ages 3- 18

Inveralmond Community High

Tel: 01506 438093 Email:

Willowbank , Ladywell, Livingston EH54 6HW

Inverclyde Academy

Tel: 01475 715100 Email:

Cumberland Road , Greenock PA16 0FB

Invergordon Academy

Tel: 01349 852362 Email:

Academy Road , Invergordon IV18 0LD

Inverness College

John Spencer - Principal
Tel: 01463 273000 Email:

3 Longman Road , Longman South, Inverness IV1 1SA

As a large organisation with one of the widest ranging curricula in Scotland, we cater for over 8,500 students.   All of our courses are certified, mostly through the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA); and each programme is made up of a grouping of units, which means that we can design you a programme which suits your individual needs.

Inverness High School

Tel: 01463 233586 Email:

Montague Row , Inverness IV3 5DZ

Inverness Royal Academy

Tel: 01463 222884 Email:

Culduthel Road , Inverness IV2 6RE

Inverurie Academy

Tel: 01467 621655 Email:

Jackson Street , Inverurie AB51 3PX

Irivine Royal Academy

Tel: 01294 278756 Email:

Kilwinning Road , Irvine KA12 8SJ

Islay High School

Tel: 01496 810239 Email:

Bowmore , Bowmore PA43 7LS

James Gillespie`s High School

Tel: 0131 447 1900 Email:

Lauderdale Street , Edinburgh EH9 1DD

James Hamilton Academy

Tel: 01563 533221 Email:

Sutherland Drive , Kilmarnock KA3 7DF

James Watt College

Sue Pinder OBE - Principal
Tel: 01475 724433 Email:

Finnart Campus , Finnart Street, Greenock PA15 8HF

With four campuses located in the west coast of Scotland, the College offers a diverse range of programmes.  Our courses tend to be 'vocational' or work related, with a strong practical element where students gain hands-on experience to take into the workplace, further enhancing job prospects.

James Young High School

Tel: 01506 414 244 Email:

Quentin Rise , Dedridge West, Livingston EH54 6NS

Jedburgh Grammar School

Tel: 01835 863273 Email:

High Street , Jedburgh TD8 6DQ

John Ogilvie High School

Tel: 01698 727600 Email:

Farm Road , Burnbank, Hamilton ML3 9LA

John Paul Academy (Catholic Secondary School)

Tel: 0141 582 0140 Email:

2 Arrochar Street , Glasgow G23 5LY

John Wheatley College

Ian Graham - Principal
Tel: 0141 588 1500 Email:

2 Haghill Road , Glasgow G31 3SR

The range of programmes available at John Wheatley College is designed to meet the needs of learners of all ages and all levels of ability, from introductory tasters to more advanced level qualifications, part-time and full-time.  For many of our students, classes will continue to be free of charge or their fees will be highly subsidised.

Johnstone High School

Tel: 01505 322173 Email:

Halhill Road , Johnstone PA5 0SD

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