The Base and Service Family Accommodation fall within the jurisdiction of the Highlands Council.
Highland Council has a long tradition and history in welcoming and supporting Military Families. The Education of Tri-Service Military, regulars or reservists is a high priority for Highland.
We are committed to having a Strategic Lead as well as other staff being allocated a remit to support forces families, helping us to always have MOD families to the fore in our planning and service delivery.
Process for registering a child from an Armed Forces family in school
All the information on our Admissions Process can be found on Highland Council website under Enrolment here. During the enrolment process there is an option within the registration form where you can indicate that your child is part of an Armed Forces Family. We would encourage you do this as it helps us to provide support where needed.
Additional support needs
In Highland, we follow a practice model that is in line with current legislation and takes a child-centred approach to assessment and planning for children with any level of additional support need.
It is always helpful to have information about your child’s needs before moving to the area and contact can be made with the area ASN Manager in the relevant office in Highland Council, so that planning can be started for your move. If other professionals are involved with your child, having access to copies of specialist reports and letters is also very helpful in this process.
Once you move, people who will be partners to your child’s plan will meet with you to create a plan that reflects their situation in Highland and to agree what actions and interventions will be necessary to take to ensure their needs are met.
There are very few special schools in Highland and the majority of our children and young people are educated in their local mainstream school. If your child has attended a special school or special unit elsewhere, it is helpful to know this, but it won’t necessarily be the case that they will transfer into a special school within the Highland context. For further information about the Highland Practice Model, click here.
School holidays and term dates
For information on the current regional term dates for schools within the Highland Council area, click here.
Highland Council is geographically Scotland’s largest Council covering a third of Scotland’s landmass. We have four operational areas North, Mid, West and South. We do have MOD families throughout the Highlands, most are based in the South Area, mainly attending Raigmore Primary and Millburn Academy in Inverness. If you would like further information, you can contact:
The South Area (where most of MOD Families are based)
Business Support Team – 01463702074
They will be able to give you the contacts you may need in their Area, including the Additional Support Needs Manager.
The West Area
Business Support Team – 01478613697
The North Area
Business Support Team – 01408635346
The Mid Area
Business Support Team – 01349868532