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Secondary school

Find out about secondary education, including school holidays and applying for an Education Maintenance Allowance.

  1. Appeal a refused school place

    Make an appeal to your local council if your request for a school place is denied.

  2. Apply for or renew an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

    Apply for financial support to study at school or college if you're aged 16 to 19 and from a low income household.

  3. Choosing a school for your child

    Find out how to find a school for your child.

  4. Get your coursework back from SQA

    If you submitted coursework for examination, you can have it sent back to you.

  5. Help with school clothing costs

    Information about how to apply for financial help for school clothing and shoes via the school clothing grant.

  6. Learning at home, home education and flexi schooling

    These are the official terms for different types of education in the home. We use these rather than ‘home schooling’ or ‘teaching at home’.

  7. Leaving school: your options

    Choices when you leave school including university, college, jobs, modern apprenticeships, starting a business, armed forces, jobs and gap years.

  8. Preparing for an SQA exam

    Get information and advice for people taking Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) exams.

  9. School meals

    Information about who can claim free school meals and how you claim them.

  10. School term and holiday dates

    Find your child’s school term, half term and holiday dates.

  11. What happens during an SQA exam

    Prepare for an exam by knowing what to expect on the day.

  12. Young Scot card

    Apply for a Young Scot National Entitlement Card if you're 11 to 25 and living in Scotland.

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