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.

Sir E Scott School

Tel: 01859 502339 Email:

Tarbert , Tarbert HS3 3BG

Skerries School

Tel: 01595 745 470 Email:

Skerries , Skerries ZE2 9AR

Snowdon School

Tel: 01786 473449 Email:

31 Spittal Street , Stirling FK8 1DU

South Lanarkshire College

Stewart McKillop - College Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 01355 807 780 Email:

College Way , East Kilbride G75 0NE

As one of Scotland’s most successful Further Education colleges, we take great pride in the quality of our programmes and the success of our students.  We have dedicated teams of staff,  good facilities and the success of our students is a testament to this quality.

South Lanarkshire Council

Larry Forde - Executive Director (Education)
Tel: 01698 454444 Email:

Council Headquarters , Almada Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0AA

Speyside High School

Tel: 01340 871522 Email:

Mary Avenue , Aberlour AB38 9PN

Springburn Academy

Tel: 0141 5820230 Email:

151 Edgefauld Road , Glasgow G21 4JL

St Aidan`s High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01698 352555 Email:

Waverley Drive , Wishaw ML2 7EW

St Aloysius College (Independent co-educational Catholic Day School)

Tel: 0141 332 3190 Email:

45 Hill Street , Garnethill, Glasgow G3 6RJ

St Aloysius’ College is a Catholic School for boys and girls.  As a Jesuit school, it shares in a tradition of educational excellence which is almost 500 years old and it is part of a world-wide network of schools and universities whose mission is the ‘improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good.’

Ages 3-18

St Ambrose High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01236 427 671 Email:

Blair Road , Coatbridge ML5 2EW

St Andrew`s Academy (Catholic)

Tel: 0141 887 5201 Email:

Ben Nevis Road , Paisley PA2 7LG

St Andrew`s and St Bride`s High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01355 574110 Email:

Platthorn Drive , East Bilbride G74 1NL

St Andrew`s High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01236 757 657 Email:

9 Old Monkland Road , Coatbridge ML5 5EA

St Andrew`s RC High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01592 583 407 Email:

Overton Road , Kirkcaldy KY1 3JL

St Andrew`s Secondary School (Catholic)

Tel: 0141 582 0240 Email:

47 Torphin Crescent , Glasgow G32 6QE

St Augustine`s High School (Catholic)

Tel: 0131 334 6801 Email:

Broomhouse Road , Edinburgh EH12 9AD

St Benedict`s High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01505 333 720 Email:

Bridge of Weir Road , Linwood PA3 3BH

St Columba`s High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01475 715 250 Email:

Inverkip Road , Greenock PA16 0QG

St Columba`s R C High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01738 622 994 Email:

Malvina Place , Perth PH1 5BD

St Columba`s School (Independent co-educational Day School)

Tel: 01505 872 238 Email:

Knockbuckle Road , Kilmacolm PA13 5EQ

Our success is evident not only in the excellent academic results achieved, regularly placing St Columba’s as one of the highest performing schools nationally, but in the impressive young people that you will meet in our classrooms, at an international debate, or on a rugby field – they are polite, articulate and quietly self-assured.

Ages 3-18

St David`s RC High School (Catholic)

Tel: 0131 654 4702 Email:

1 Cousland Road , Dalkeith EH22 2PS

St George's School for Girls (Independent Girls' Day and Boarding School)

Tel: 0131 311 8000 Email:

Garscube Terrace , Edinburgh EH12 6BG

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, St George’s School is a flexible and open learning community which allows our day and boarding students to grow and develop at their own pace and in their own direction. What is wonderful is that much of this community has been inspired by the enterprise and creativity of the students themselves.

Ages 3-18

St John`s RC High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01382 307 060 Email:

Harefield Road , Dundee DD3 6EY

St John`s RC High School (Catholic)

Tel: 01738 454 300 Email:

Gowans Terrace , Perth PH1 5BF

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