How do you choose a school for your child? This section provides information on some of the different options available.
Denominational schools are run in the same way as other local authority schools. The majority of denominational state schools in Scotland are Roman Catholic.
All children in Scotland have the right to be educated in a mainstream school. However, some chidren's needs may be better met in specialist settings.
Gaelic Medium Education is an option within Scottish education that gives children and young people an opportunity to become fluent in Gaelic.
This page outlines what should happen if you choose to send your child to a local state school.
Do you have a talented child? They may benefit from attending one of Scotland's six national centres of excellence – schools which allow gifted children to maximise their potential.
Independent schools (sometimes called private or fee-paying schools) are privately owned and self-financing.