List of all primary, secondary schools, colleges, academies: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01802
Date received: 5 August 2017
Date responded: 9 August 2017

Information requested

A list of all primary, secondary schools, colleges, academies, Free schools, special schools and Independent Schools in Scotland.

Information to include Establishment Number, URN, LA (name), DCSF School Number, Establishment Name, Type Of Establishment (name), Statutory Low Age, Statutory High Age, Gender (name), Address, School Website, Main Email, Telephone Number, Fax Number, Full Head Teacher Name and Job Title, Number on Roll, Funding, Denomination, Does it have a Nursery, Boarding Facility, Medium School, Academy Trust and Diocese. To be supplied in excel if possible.


The information you have requested on primary, secondary, special and independent schools in Scotland is available from the Scottish Government website.

While our aim is to provide information wherever possible, in this instance Education Scotland does not hold the other details you have requested, therefore this is exempt under section 17 of FOISA.

To assist you further with your request, you may find it helpful to contact each local authority who may be able to provide you with the details you require. The following website will take you to a list of all 32 Scottish local authorities which may be of use,

The Scottish Council of Independent Schools may also be able to help you, they can be contacted at

The information you have requested on all colleges in Scotland is available from the Colleges Scotland website. The link below will provide you with the names of all colleges and the contact details for principals:

If you require any further information about these colleges then please contact Colleges Scotland who may be able to assist at:

The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care services in Scotland, the link below will provide you with details of the schools which have a nursery.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to provide you with information if it is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the Scottish Government or Colleges Scotland websites, then please contact me again and I will send you paper copies.

There are no academies or free schools in Scotland.

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Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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