Find out more about choosing a school for your child, school attendance and things to consider when your child is starting or leaving school.
Help and guidance for parents choosing a school in Scotland: school details, placing requests, Gaelic medium education, Denominational schools, Centres of Excellence, Independent schools and Home education.
Transitions are the moves children and young people make from home to nursery, from nursery to primary, stage to stage, from primary to secondary, between schools and from secondary to further education and beyond.
Gathering the views of parents is important to us during the inspection of a school or pre-school centre. Your views are carefully considered as part of the evidence during the inspection.
All children benefit from attending school regularly. As well as educating children, schools provide opportunities for making friends and learning how to get on with people.
There are opportunites to meet with your child’s teacher(s), eg, open days, parent evenings, to find out what your child is doing at school and how they are getting on.