When can I leave school?
This is not a rule set by the school but comes from a legal statute. If you are 16 between March 1st and September 30th you are entitled to leave school in the summer of that year (after May 31st). For those who will be 16 from October 1st – February 28th the school leaving date will be the last school day in December, therefore those pupils turning 16 in January and February can leave before their 16th birthday. However if you have your 16th birthday in November you must remain in school until the December leaving date.
Careers Advice and support to access opportunities is also available from Skills Development Scotland for school leavers. We have a dedicated post school team to work with school leavers to help support them with their next steps. Your local Centre is at 100 Manor Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NU. You can drop in between 9-5 Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri and from 10:30am-5pm on a Thursday or phone 01324 620311 for an appointment.
Our Bo’ness Academy post school team are based at 100 Manor Street. They are Ian Summers-Noble and Maureen Watt who you can contact on 01324 620311.