App approval process

Education Scotland is actively looking for new apps which can be added to the library to increase the range and choice available. Any new apps must meet the following criteria:

  • The app must be appropriate for Curriculum for Excellence;
  • The app must comply with all applicable laws, including the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations (from May 2018);
  • The app provider confirms that all personal data in relation to the app is held within and will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA);
  • There is an agreed notice period if the app were to be withdrawn.

Next steps

If an app provider is satisfied that their app meets the above criteria they should contact providing the following information:

  1. The name of the app;
  2. The provider of the app;
  3. The personal data required by the app provider;
  4. The terms and conditions of the app;
  5. A hyperlink to the app privacy policy (if separate from the app terms and conditions);
  6. Confirmation that the app complies will all applicable laws including the Data Protection Act 1998;
  7. Confirmation that all personal data is held and will continue to be held within the EEA;
  8. Confirmation that the app provider agrees to provide a period of at least 6 months’ notice should you intend to withdraw the app.

Feedback and approval process

A nominated contact within Education Scotland will aim to respond to app approval requests within 15 working days. Further details on the Education Scotland approval process will be supplied on request.