Perth undoubtedly has one of the finest educational offerings in Scotland. With a superb mix of internationally regarded independent schools, excellent local authority schools and the largest campus of the University of the Highlands and Islands at Perth College, combined with the close proximity to most of Scotland’s top universities, its clear that those living in Perth have the broadest possible choice for study at all ages and levels.
Local Authority Schools
The area has one of the fastest growing school age populations in Scotland with 100 new primary places needed per annum. The council continues to invest in developing and improving the schools estate with the result that Perth is one of the leading areas for state school provision in Scotland and the schools have an excellent level of achievement. Another brand new secondary school is being built in Perth to complement the existing four, and more than 25% of all school children in the area are educated at one of six state-of-the-art community campuses. These beautifully designed campuses offer a superb new learning environment, as well as high quality community facilities such as libraries, sports hall, dance and drama studios and conference space.
The area has some of the finest independent schools in the UK including Craigclowan Preparatory School, Ardvreck School, Glenalmond College, Kilgraston School, Morrison’s Academy and Strathallan School offering a superb choice for families.
Perth College UHI and Further Education
In Scotland’s newest city you will also find Scotland’s newest university. With 7,000 full and part-time students the very highly regarded Perth College UHI is the largest campus of the University Highlands & Islands offering all levels of qualification up to Masters level. The quality of education on offer combined with the quality of life offered by the city of Perth itself ensures more and more students are choosing Perth College UHI for their further education with students from 57 different countries currently enrolled.
The College engages heavily with local industry and the excellent Centre for Enterprise provides high quality support and advice ,as well as students, to local businesses. As well as helping local businesses to develop and grow this allows students fantastic opportunities to gain real industry experience prior to graduation.
Due to Perth’s unrivalled central location at the very heart of Scotland, most of Scotland’s Universities are accessible from Perth in an hour or less. This allows students living in Perth the opportunity to study at some of the finest universities in the UK whilst living in an area of exceptional beauty, offering a superb quality of life.