< Back What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? What are some examples of these schools? Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? How are most kids transported to and from school? When does the typical school year start and end? Is there anything else I should know about local schools? What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? Many expats favour private or independent schools, as state schools have catchment areas for residents. Keep in mind that you must apply early for private schooling. ↑ Top What are some examples of these schools? The education system in Aberdeen is of a high standard. The International School of Aberdeen is one example of a private international school. Please contact Crown to further explore schooling options in Aberdeen. ↑ Top Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Yes, because the state schools have catchment areas. ↑ Top Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approximately 2 to 5 years old)? Yes, there are many pre-schools to choose from. ↑ Top How are most kids transported to and from school? Most children travel to school by car with their parents or catch a local bus. ↑ Top When does the typical school year start and end? School begins in September and ends in July. A typical school day runs from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. ↑ Top Is there anything else I should know about local schools? State schools rely solely on catchment areas for their enrolments. Private schools are less strict on catchment areas, but prospective students may be required to sit exams for entry. There are also grammar schools which enroll solely on the basis of same-sex or faith. For private and grammar schools expect to pay high fees. ↑ Top IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.