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School and pre-school education

Find out about children's rights to education. This includes early learning and childcare for pre-school children, excluded pupils, children who are ill or disabled or with additional support needs.

Find out about the different types of schools, how to choose a school and school qualifications and review process. Learn about home education and what to do about problems at school such as truancy and bullying.

Pre-school early learning and childcare

Information about pre-school early learning and childcare provision for children between 2 and 5 years old. Includes information on who is entitled to it, how many hours it covers, and the types of centres that provide it. Also covers registration and inspection of childcare centres and how to complain.

Types of school

Document outlining the differences between a number of local authority, independent and specialist schools and colleges.

Education choices from 5 to 16

Document giving advice on how to choose a school including specific educational needs.

Problems at school

Information providing general guidance for coping with problems at school and outlining some situations which commonly arise.

Help with school costs

Information on a variety of grants and schemes available and eligibility for these.

The new National Qualifications

Leaflet outlining the new National Qualifications and how these are assessed.

Scottish Qualifications Authority guide to Results Services

Information for candidates of National Courses who could not sit an exam or whose performance suffered because of exceptional cirmcumstances, or where a school or college asks for a review if concerned by a candidate's result.