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.

St Thomas of Aquin`s High School (Catholic school)

Tel: 0131 229 8734 Email:

2-20 Chalmers Street , Edinburgh EH3 9ES

Starley Hall (Residential school for young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties)

Tel: 01383 860 314 Email:

Aberdour Road , Burntisland KY3 0AG

Starley Hall creates a therapeutic environment which has the young person and their well-being at the centre.  We aim to provide the highest standard of care and education and achieve positive change for young people. Offering young people a sense of safety, consistency, and positive role modelling is integral to our work.

Ages 10- 18

Stevenson College

Brian Lister - Principal and Chief Executive
Tel: 0131 535 4600 Fax: 0131 535 4666 Email:

Bankhead Avenue , Edinburgh EH11 4DE

Based in the West of Edinburgh, we are one of the largest further education Colleges in Scotland with around 18,000 students a year.  We offer options from Introductory courses and NQs (National Qualifications) through to HNDs (Higher National Diplomas), BTECs and Degree Foundation.

Stewarton Academy

Tel: 01560 482 342 Email:

Cairnduff Place , Stewarton, Kilmarnock KA3 5QF

Stirling High School

Tel: 01786 472 451 Email:

Torbex Farm Road , Stirling FK8 2PA

Stonelaw High School

Tel: 0141 643 0212 Email:

140 Calderwood Road , Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 3SE

Stranraer Academy

Tel: 01776 706 484 Email:

McMaster`s Road , Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 8BY

Strathallan School (Independent co-educational Day and Boarding School)

Tel: 01738 812 549 Email:

Forgandenny , Forgandenny PH2 9EG

Strathallan School offers a variety of academic work, sports and activities that ensures there is an opportunity for everyone to excel at something, and thus gain in experience and confidence to develop their talents to their own advantage and to the service of others.

Ages 9-18

Strathaven Academy

Tel: 01357 524 040 Email:

Bowling Green Road , Strathaven ML10 6DP

Stromness Academy

Tel: 01856 850 660 Email:

Stromness , Stromness KW16 3JS

Stronsay Junior High School

Tel: 01857 616 246 Email:

Stronsay , Stronsay KW17 2AE

Tain Royal Academy

Tel: 01862 892121 Email:

Scotsburn Road , Tain IV19 1PS

Tarbert Academy

Tel: 01880 820 269 Email:

School Road , Tarbert PA29 6TE

Taylor High School (Catholic secondary school)

Tel: 01698 352 590 Email:

Carfin Street , New Stevenston, Motherwell ML1 4JP

Thurso High School

Tel: 01847 895 509 Email:

Ormlie Road , Thurso KW14 7DS

Tiree High School

Tel: 01879 220 383 Email:

Isle of Tiree , Isle of Tiree PA77 6XA

Tobermory High School

Tel: 01688 302062 Email:

Tobermory , Isle of Mull, Isle of Mull PA75 6PB

Torry Academy

Tel: 01224 876733 Email:

Tullos Circle , Aberdeen AB11 8HD

Total French School (Independent co-educational Specialist French School)

Tel: 01224 645 545 Email:

1-5 Whitehall Place , Aberdeen AB25 4RH

Total French School provides education for the children of French-speaking employees of the Total company and other international companies in Aberdeen. It follows the French education system and presents pupils for French national examinations.

Ages 5- 18

Trinity Academy

Tel: 0131 478 5050 Email:

Craighall Avenue , Edinburgh EH6 4RT

Trinity High School

Tel: 0141 646 3650 Email:

Glenside Drive , Rutherglen G73 3LW

Trinity High School (Catholic secondary school)

Tel: 0141 886 6121 Email:

Glebe Street , Renfrew PA4 8TP

Turiff Academy

Tel: 01888 563 216 Email:

Victoria Terrace , Turriff AB54 4EE

Turnbull High School

Tel: 0141 955 2393 Email:

St Mary`s Road , Bishopsbriggs, Glasgow G64 2EF

Tynecastle High School

Tel: 0131 337 3488 Email:

2 McLeod Street , Edinburgh EH11 2ND

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