Dedicated to Serving their Community

SCIS member schools are diverse, from large city day schools to the very small rural prep school, but each one is dedicated to serving their community.

Many schools are registered charities, advancing education, and as part of the charitable activities independent schools in Scotland work with state schools and communities in all sorts of ways including:

  • Use of facilities to community groups and local schools free of charge or for a nominal fee
  • Making provision for state secondary pupils to study Advanced Higher subjects not on offer in their schools – such as Drama, Physics and Business Management.
  • Supporting pupils from local schools by organising careers and higher education fairs.
  • Hosting and organising events such as science festivals, sporting competitions and foreign language workshops. 

For a more detailed list of how our schools support their community please click here.

The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) charitable status reviews can be found here.


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