All the information below, plus extra, is available in Move To Unst: The Essential Guide.


Although a small island, the education is outstanding at Baltasound Junior High School (BJHS) with grades often being achieved above the UK average. This is the only school on the island, located in Baltasound.

The school plays an integral role in community life and is a ‘hub’ for Unst with its enthusiasm stretching across the island. Through school projects, concerts, clubs and initiatives, BJHS ensures a wide range of opportunities are available that allow children to work in the community and include the outdoor environment as much as possible.

Nursery for those aged between 3-4 years old.

Primary 1-7 and Secondary 1-4 education.

Additional Support Needs (ASN) and continuously works towards the provision of a coordinated support plan for all pupils who require additional support.

S5-6 takes place in Lerwick at the Anderson High School. This opportunity is described as the best schooling years by previous island students where lifelong friends are guaranteed to be made and the education continues to be to the highest standards. More information available in the Move To Unst: The Essential Guide.



The North Isles Learning Centre is based at Baltasound Junior High School two days a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, and at Mid Yell Junior High School on a Wednesday. There are a number of courses and useful employment facilities available through the college. More information can be found on their website by clicking here.