We have finally come to the end of a difficult period of school closures due to the pandemic and would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the parents and community members who have supported us through this period of home learning. We are now on the summer break and schools are due to return on the 11th of August for an inservice day and the 12th of August for children. How that return will happen depends on continued successful progress being made in fighting the virus over the coming weeks. We will inform parents towards the beginning of August as to the exact nature of the return to school but currently expect it to be full time, with contingency plans in place if this is not the case. 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. Please go to the Seesaw page on this website to find out more about Seesaw.
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
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Port Ellen 2019-20
Port Ellen 2018-19
Port Ellen Primary School performing at the Royal National Mod 2015
Scottish Education Awards STEM Winners 2017