The Scottish education system has been famed, literally, for centuries, and with good cause. From primary school through secondary and beyond to tertiary education, Aberdeen has a well deserved reputation for educational excellence. With one of Britain’s ancient universities, and one of the most recent, as well as Colleges of Further Education and Adult Education classes and courses in each of the main centres throughout the region, Grampian will be able to cater for all of your, and your family’s, educational needs.
Primary and Secondary Education
Nursery, pre-school and primary schools are widely spread across the region and range in size from small schools with only a few teachers through to larger establishments in the towns and city. The region’s secondary schools are, naturally, larger, and, of necessity, based in the country towns and the city of Aberdeen. There is an excellent range of both public and private schools, at all levels. It is also worth noting that NHS Grampian has its own nursery facilities and staff with children under school age may apply for a place.
Details of public schools in the North-East of Scotland can be found by visiting the council websites listed below and details of private schools can be found by searching www.scis.org.uk.
Further and Higher Education
Grampian is home to seven major research institutes, three colleges of further education and two universities. Whether your, or your family’s, interests are vocational or academic, practical or theoretical, SVQ or degree level, you’ll be able to find a course that matches your abilities and ambitions. NHS Grampian has many links with the various educational institutions in the area and we welcome the opportunities provided by them to help develop and educate our staff.