Teaching in the Scottish Borders

Teaching in the Borders

About our schools

We currently have 9 secondary and 59 primary schools.  As a growing region, our school population is increasing and we are investing in our schools to meet the future needs of our communities. 

Jedburgh Grammar Campus, a new 3-18 years Intergenerational Community Campus opened in 2020 and work is well underway on the new Peebles High School which is due for completion in 2025.  Work has also started on the Galashiels Academy New Build.

Leading the way in learning

Inspire Learning is our Digital Learning Transformation Programme and has to date delivered an Apple iPad to every teacher, ELC practitioner and every P4 to S6 pupil across all Borders schools, as well as class sets of shared iPads for the use of every P1 to P3 pupil and Early Years. The programme continues to support teachers in the best use of the technology in the classroom and is committed to achieving a uniquely high digital skills and education baseline for all Borders teachers through an extensive, bespoke package of professional learning and development.

The Inspire Learning Programme is aimed at raising attainment and supporting equality and inclusion for all children and young people. It is about investing in the learning of our young people and putting them at the heart of education, improving outcomes and success for all. The successful rollout of digital technology in schools will ensure our children and young people develop a level of general and specialist digital skills that are vital for learning, life and work in an increasingly digital world.

View our Inspire Learning success story

We have achieved Apple Professional Learning Provider accreditation and as one of only two in the UK, is set to provide Apple accredited training to teachers across Scotland, the UK and beyond.


Contact HQ Operations Team

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800