We have been back in school full time since the 12th August. Before returning we carried out a full risk assessment to ensure all necessary safety arrangements were in place to mitigate the risk of infection. We are following national and local authority guidelines and will review the situation as it develops. To deliver as much educational continuity as possible the intention is that we will continue to do remote learning via Seesaw if we have a blended model of learning or another closure, and children who are required to isolate will be able to find learning activities on Seesaw. Please go to the Seesaw page on this website to find out more about it. You can read the return to school leaflet prepared for parent here:
We ask parents to be extra vigilant at this time and ensure they follow guidelines if their child becomes ill. Please continue to follow NHS guidance on how you can look after yourself and your children. A list of common questions can also be found on the website.
Welcome to our school website which we hope you find interesting and informative. Our primary school is located in the scenic fishing village of Port Ellen on the southern tip of the Island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Children from the surrounding area are educated at Port Ellen from nursery to primary 7. Our school’s Gaelic Choir, Coisir Bun-Sgoil Port Ilein, has enjoyed success for many years at local and national Mods. We are an Eco-school and have achieved six green flags and children lead change in the school, local community and wider world through citizenship groups. As a school we are committed to achieving excellence for all, enabling all pupils to flourish in an environment that values every child. We aim to provide the best all round education possible in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere at the heart of our island community.
Maureen Macdonald, Headteacher
OUR SCHOOL VALUES
Port Ellen 2019-20
Port Ellen 2018-19
WW100 Islay 2018
Scottish Education Awards STEM Winners 2017