Independent school education

There is a wide range of independent, private, fee-paying schools across Scotland – ranging from day and boarding, junior, senior and ‘all through’ mainstream, special needs and specialist.

Representing and promoting the independent schools, the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) website provides a single source of information allowing you to view school profiles, including pupil numbers, fees and open days.

St. Mary's School in Melrose

Closer to home, St. Mary's School in Melrose is an independent, co-educational preparatory school situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

Educating boys and girls from 3 to 13 years, the school takes full advantage of its unspoiled surroundings and offers pupils a unique approach to education, where traditional family values and service to others underpin everything they do.