All schools in Scotland, both state schools and independent (i.e. private, fee-paying schools, including boarding schools) are inspected by the same inspection bodies, on the same criteria. HMIE (Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education), part of Education Scotland, focuses on learning and teaching while the Care Inspectorate monitors boarding accommodation and the care provided.

The most recent published reports can be found via the links, below:

HMIE Inspection Reports

Select the “independent” box from the “type of school” list.

Care Inspectorate Reports

Select “school care accommodation services” from the drop down menu.