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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 Pre 5 to primary 7.  We are proud to have been awarded the Pearson UK Primary School of the year 2022.  As an Eco-school we have achieved eight green flags and an Emerald award, and children lead change in the school, local community and wider world.  We have also achieved a Digital Schools Scotland and STEM nation award for our STEM work.  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



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Port Ellen Celebration of learning 2022


Port Ellen 2019-20


Port Ellen 2018-19


WW100 Islay 2018


Scottish Education Awards STEM Winners 2017


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Port Ellen Primary School performing at the Royal National Mod 2015

Remote Learning

To deliver as much educational continuity as possible 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.   

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