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Special needs schools in Scotland

Are you looking for a special needs school in Scotland, or trying to find more information about special schools?

Search here for independent special needs schools. Find and compare schools nearest to you and those with particular specialisms.

You will find all special schools in Scotland listed at the bottom of this page, with abbreviations denoting the conditions each school caters for (check our glossary for definitions).

Click on a school's name for information about that school. Schools at the top of the listings in highlighted panels feature full profile information including social media, website and email links and optional video.  

You can narrow down your search by using the search boxes below to select schools by age, gender, those that offer residential facilities, and those that have a speciality in:

a) social interaction difficulties (including autism and Asperger syndrome)

b) emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties 

c) learning difficulties (including dyslexia/SPLD) 

d) sensory or physical impairment 

Our postcode search facility allows you to find and compare schools nearest to you by searching a radius of two to 100 miles. 

You can gain further advice from a selection of articles on this website about choosing a special needs school.  

These search results are from www.specialneedsguide.co.uk, the online edition of John Catt's Which School? for Special Needs guidebook, now in its 25th edition.



NAS Daldorch House School

Sorn Road,
Catrine,
East Ayrshire,
KA5 6NA

www.daldorchhouseschool.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about NAS Daldorch House School

The New School

Butterstone,
Dunkeld,
Perth & Kinross,
PH8 0HA

www.thenewschool.co.uk

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, GLD, HighA, LD, MLD, SCD, SEBD, SPLD

Read more about The New School

The Royal Blind School

43 Canaan Lane,
Edinburgh,
EH10 4SG

www.royalblind.org/education

AUT, CP, DEL, EPI, MLD, Physlmp, PMLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about The Royal Blind School

Ballikinrain Residential School

Fintry Road,
Balfron,
Stirling,
G63 0LL

BESD

Balnacraig School

Fairmount Terrace,
Perth,
Perth & Kinross,
PH2 7AR

BESD, EBD

Camphill School Aberdeen

Murtle House,
Bieldside,
Aberdeen,
AB15 9EP

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, CP, Deaf, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, GLD, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SEBD, SLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Corseford School

Milliken Park,
Johnstone,
Renfrewshire,
PA10 2NT

CP, DEL, DYSP, EPI, Hlmp, MLD, Physlmp, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Donaldson's School

Preston Road,
Linlithgow,
West Lothian,
EH49 6HZ

ASP, AUT, Deaf, Hlmp, PartH, PMLD, SCD, SLD, SPLI, SpeechLD

East Park

1092 Maryhill Road,
Glasgow,
G20 9TD

AUT, CP, DEL, EPI, Hlmp, MLD, Physlmp, PMLD, SLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Falkland House School

Falkland Estate,
Cupar,
Fife,
KY15 7AE

AttDD, ADHD, ASP, BESD, DYSL, EBD, EPI, SCD, SPLD

Harmeny Education Trust Ltd

Harmeny School,
Balerno,
Edinburgh,
EH14 7JY

AttDD, ADHD, ASP, DYSL, EBD, SPLD

Hillside School

Hillside,
Aberdour,
Fife,
KY3 0RH

DYSL, EBD, SPLD

Kibble Education and Care Centre

Goudie Street,
Paisley,
Renfrewshire,
PA3 2LG

EBD, MLD, SCD, SLD, SPLD

Moore House School

21 Edinburgh Road,
Bathgate,
West Lothian,
EH48 1EX

ADHD, EBD

New Struan School

100 Smithfield Loan,
Alloa,
Clackmannanshire,
FK10 1NP

ASD, AUT

Ochil Tower

140 High Street,
Auchterarder,
Perth,
Perth & Kinross,
PH3 1AD

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, BESD, CLD, EBD, EPI, LD, MLD, MSI, PMLD, SCD, SCLD, SpeechLD

Seamab House School

Rumbling Bridge,
Kinross,
Perth & Kinross,
KY13 0PT

EBD

Snowdon School

31 Spittal Street,
Stirling,
FK8 1DU

BESD

Spark of Genius

Trojan House,
Phoenix Business Park,
Paisley,
Renfrewshire,
PA1 2BH

ADHD, ASD, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, SEBD

St Philip's School

10 Main Street,
Plains,
Airdrie,
North Lanarkshire,
ML6 7SF

EBD

Stanmore House School

Lanark,
South Lanarkshire,
ML11 7RR

CP, Physlmp, SCLD, SpeechLD, VIS

The Good Shepherd Secure/Close Support Unit

Greenock Road,
Bishopton,
Renfrewshire,
PA7 5PW

EBD, MLD

Troup House School

Gamrie,
Banff,
Aberdeenshire,
AB45 3JN

AUT, BESD

VSA Linn Moor Campus

Peterculter,
Aberdeen,
AB14 0PJ

ASD, AUT, CLD, GLD, LD, MLD, SCD, SCLD, SPLD