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Independent schools

Independent schools

Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure their children are educated. The vast majority of parents choose to fulfil this responsibility by sending their children to a state school but some choose to send them to a registered independent school (some also choose to educate their children at home).

Ministers appoint a Registrar of Independent Schools and it is their duty to keep a public Register of Independent Schools in Scotland.

The Register contains a range of information, including the address and contact details of school, the current optimum rolls and whether boarding facilities are provided.