Since a change in the law in 2007, Parent Councils exist in all Scottish schools. They replace School Boards and Parent Teacher Associations. Each individual school has looked at how this should be formed and the functions it will perform for their school.
The Parent Council works for the school, with the school. It looks at any issues which might affect the school, including new legislation, takes part in consultations and helps to organise events and fundraise for the school. All parents are automatically members of the Parent Council Forum. In the past, the Parent Council has purchased hockey sticks, football goals, football and netball strips and computer programs, along with various school equipment and funding swimming lessons.