Education in Edinburgh
Scotland may be a small nation but its education system has a
huge reputation, with Edinburgh at its centre. Known as a ‘world
influencer’, Edinburgh has a highly-educated workforce and a
concentration of knowledge intensive industries, placing it
alongside London as one of the UK’s two ‘ideopolises’.
Edinburgh city region has some of Scotland’s best schools and
possesses world-leading universities and five-star research
institutions such as Heriot-Watt University and the University of
Edinburgh. The region caters for a full range of educational needs,
spanning the state and independent sectors, from impressive nursery
school provision through to the best in higher education.
The city region’s inspiring environment has an important
influence on students’ educational experience, encouraging the
pursuit of excellence. Many of Edinburgh’s students, once
qualified, choose to stay in the region to become one of the
capital’s many professionals enjoying the cultured and cosmopolitan
This section of the website provides information about child
education up to the age of 16. Information on adult and young adult
education (higher and further education) is available in the
section of this website.
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