Information for families
Education in Scotland
Scotland has a world-class education system that produces thousands of well educated, qualified and skilled young people every year. It is a different education system to those used elsewhere within the UK.
Armed Forces families who are entering the Scottish education system for the first time need to understand how the Scottish system works so that they can help their child get the best out of their time at school here. Find out more…
Education is a partnership
We believe that parental involvement is a key factor in whether or not a child does well at school.
Whether you and your family are in Scotland for a short posting or a long-term stay, being actively involved with your child’s school and their teachers will help you ensure that their Scottish education experience is a positive and valuable part of their life-long learning journey. Find a school…
Lots of work is being done in Scotland to help schools support Armed Forces children. It is really important to tell schools that you are an Armed Forces family. Don’t assume that they know. Tell them, and show them this website.
Good communication with the school is hugely important. Share your child’s journey with them – where they’ve been before and what they’ve learnt. If you do it will help the school do the very best they can for your child. Find out more…
Which school year group is my child in?
For parents who are unfamiliar with the Scottish education system, it may not be clear which year group your child will be in when they move to a school north of the Border.Find out more
Fact sheet: Support for your child
Find out about the different support available to school children in the Scottish education systemRead more
Finding a school
Information on the schools closest to military bases throughout Scotland.Find out more
Powers for transition
We have created a special comic and set of characters to help children during their transition to the Scottish education systemRead the comic
We’ve created an information pack for parents of youngsters moving to a new early stages school in Scotland.Find out more
Posted to scotland?
As Part of our Forces Families in Scotland video series, these shorts discuss the many differences between Scottish and other schools.Find out more
Education in Scotland
A guide to the Scottish education system for Armed Forces parents.Find out more
Additional Support Needs
What to do if your child requires extra supportFind out more
Need more information?
Still not sure what to do?Find out more