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Independent schools in Scotland

Are you looking for an independent school in Scotland? There are more than 50 independent private schools in Scotland, including day and boarding schools, boys' schools, girls' schools, prep schools, senior schools and sixth forms.

You will find the schools listed at the bottom of this page with basic directory information; you can use the filters to narrow your search, and find schools near you with our postcode search.

You can search by area: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll & Bute, Borders, Clackmannashire, Dundee, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, Moray, Glasgow, Moray, Perth & Kinross, Perthshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, and Stirling.

Click on a school's name for more information. Those schools with full profiles appear at the top of the listings in highlighted panels. Some schools provide links to their social media and you can also watch school videos

If you are looking for independent special needs schools in Scotland please visit our sister website www.specialneedsguide.co.uk

Elsewhere on www.schoolsearch.co.uk, you can also read latest news and feature articles from schools, organisations and leading figures in the independent school sector, check open days, get in touch with independent school associations, read about examinations and qualifications and gain help with finding school fees.

These search results are from www.schoolsearch.co.uk, the online guide to independent schools in the UK, in partnership with John Catt's Which School? guidebook, and John Catt's Preparatory Schools. We hope you find the perfect school for your child!

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Gordonstoun

Elgin,
Moray,
IV30 5RF

www.gordonstoun.org.uk

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Hutchesons' Grammar School

21 Beaton Road,
Glasgow,
G41 4NW

www.hutchesons.org

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Hutchesons' Grammar School

Kilgraston School

Bridge of Earn,
Perth,
Perth & Kinross,
PH2 9BQ

www.kilgraston.com

Girls, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Kilgraston School

Lomond School

10 Stafford Street,
Helensburgh,
Argyll & Bute,
G84 9JX

www.lomondschool.com

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Lomond School

Loretto School

Linkfield Road,
Musselburgh,
East Lothian,
EH21 7RE

www.loretto.com

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Merchiston Castle School

294 Colinton Road,
Edinburgh,
EH13 0PU

www.merchiston.co.uk

Boys, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Queen Victoria School

Dunblane,
Perthshire,
FK15 0JY

www.qvs.org.uk

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Albyn School

17-23 Queen's Road,
Aberdeen,
AB15 4PB

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Ardvreck School

Gwydyr Road,
Crieff,
Perth & Kinross,
PH7 4EX

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Basil Paterson Tutorial College

66 Queen Street,
Edinburgh,
EH2 4NA

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Beaconhurst School

52 Kenilworth Road,
Bridge of Allan,
Stirling,
FK9 4RR

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Belhaven Hill

Dunbar,
East Lothian,
EH42 1NN

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory.

Belmont House School

Sandringham Avenue,
Newton Mearns,
Glasgow,
G77 5DU

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Cargilfield School

45 Gamekeeper’s Road,
Edinburgh,
EH4 1PU

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Cedars School of Excellence

31 Ardgowan Square,
Greenock,
Renfrewshire,
PA16 8NJ

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Clifton Hall

Newbridge,
Edinburgh,
EH28 8LQ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Craigclowan Preparatory School

Edinburgh Road,
Perth,
Perth & Kinross,
PH2 8PS

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Craigholme School

72 St Andrews Drive,
Pollokshields,
Glasgow,
G41 4HS

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Dollar Academy

Dollar,
Clackmannanshire,
FK14 7DU

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Drumduan School

Clovenside Road,
Forres,
Moray,
IV36 2RD

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Edinburgh Steiner School

60 Spylaw Road,
Edinburgh,
EH10 5BR

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Fernhill School

Fernbrae Avenue,
Burnside, Rutherglen,
Glasgow,
G73 4SG

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Fettes College

Carrington Road,
Edinburgh,
EH4 1QX

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

George Heriot's School

Lauriston Place,
Edinburgh,
EH3 9EQ

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

George Watson's College

Colinton Road,
Edinburgh,
EH10 5EG

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Glenalmond College, Perth

Glenalmond,
Perth,
Perth & Kinross,
PH1 3RY

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hamilton College

Bothwell Road,
Hamilton,
South Lanarkshire,
ML3 0AY

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

High School of Dundee

Euclid Crescent,
Dundee,
DD1 1HU

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Lathallan School

Brotherton Castle,
Johnshaven,
Montrose,
Angus,
DD10 0HN

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Loretto Junior School

North Esk Lodge,
1 North High Street,
Musselburgh,
East Lothian,
EH21 6JA

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Morrison's Academy

Crieff,
Perth & Kinross,
PH7 3AN

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Osborne House School

Orchard Croft,
West Port,
Dysart,
Fife,
KY1 2TD

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Robert Gordon's College

Schoolhill,
Aberdeen,
AB10 1FE

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Aloysius' College

45 Hill Street,
Glasgow,
G3 6RJ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Columba's School

Duchal Road,
Kilmacolm,
Renfrewshire,
PA13 4AU

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St George's School for Girls

Garscube Terrace,
Edinburgh,
EH12 6BG

Girls, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Leonards School

St Andrews,
Fife,
KY16 9QJ

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Margaret's School for Girls

17 Albyn Place,
Aberdeen,
AB10 1RU

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Mary's Music School

Coates Hall,
25 Grosvenor Crescent,
Edinburgh,
EH12 5EL

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St Mary's Prep School

Abbey Park,
Melrose,
Borders,
TD6 9LN

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Stewart's Melville College

Queensferry Road,
Edinburgh,
EH4 3EZ

Boys, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Strathallan School

Forgandenny,
Perth,
Perth & Kinross,
PH2 9EG

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Compass School

West Road,
Haddington,
East Lothian,
EH41 3RD

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Edinburgh Academy

42 Henderson Row,
Edinburgh,
EH3 5BL

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Glasgow Academy

Colebrooke Street,
Kelvinbridge,
Glasgow,
G12 8HE

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Glasgow Academy Dairsie

54 Newlands Road,
Newlands,
Glasgow,
G43 2JG

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

The Glasgow Academy, Milngavie

Mugdock Road,
Milngavie,
Glasgow,
G62 8NP

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

The High School of Glasgow

637 Crow Road,
Glasgow,
G13 1PL

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The International School of Aberdeen

Pitfodels House, North Deeside Road,
Pitfodels, Cults,
Aberdeen,
Aberdeenshire,
AB15 9PN

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Kelvinside Academy

33 Kirklee Road,
Glasgow,
G12 0SW

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The Mary Erskine & Stewart's Melville Junior School

Queensferry Road,
Edinburgh,
EH4 3EZ

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Mary Erskine School

Ravelston,
Edinburgh,
EH4 3NT

Girls, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Wallace College

12 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1EE

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Wellington School

Carleton Turrets,
Ayr,
South Ayrshire,
KA7 2XH

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.