Denominational education

​Denominational schools are run in the same way as other local authority schools. The majority of denominational state schools in Scotland are Roman Catholic.

You can get more information from the Scottish Catholic Education Service.

You can find out more about denominational schools in your area by contacting your local authority. There are also independent schools which offer denominational education.

Religious education and religious observance

Every state school is open to pupils of all denominations. As a parent, you can withdraw your children from instruction in religious education and from religious observance.

Related links

Scottish Catholic Education Service: Provides information on Catholic education and Catholic schools in Scotland and offers support to teachers, parents, students and others.