Road closure and disruption to school bus services – *IMPORTANT PARENTAL INFORMATION*

Dear Parent/Carer

We have been informed that Scottish Water are closing the A735 at Brackenburn Bridge (between Kilmaurs and Stewarton) from Monday, 9th September for a period of three weeks.

Shuttle Buses has advised that this will be an issue for the operation of two of our school bus contracts from Kilmaurs to Stewarton, which will be addressed through the following measures:

The two buses running from Kilmaurs to Stewarton will have to operate through Sunnyside (current pick-up) then Main Street (McColl’s bus stop) and Irvine Road (bus stop at Vine Park Drive). All pupils currently picked up at Townhead will have to walk down the hill to any of these stops to get on the school bus.

The journey to Stewarton will be slightly longer as it will divert via Cunninghamhead. As a result, the pick up times for pupils in the morning will be 10 minutes earlier than the current times, which will also aim to alleviate expected congestion at Kilmaurs PS.

East Ayrshire council has agreed to this proposal. Parents of pupils affected will also receive a text message with a link to this information. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school office or your child’s pastoral support teacher should you have any individual concerns or issues in relation to this temporary disruption in service.




Ryan Miller

Head Teacher


Extra in-service days – Important information for parents & carers

Dear Parents / Carers

 As you may be aware, the Scottish Government has granted 2 additional in-service days, to be held in academic year 2019-20, as part of the recent teachers’ pay award.

 It has been agreed that the additional in-service days will be:

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Friday 3rd April 2020



 Please note that all schools and ECCs will be closed to pupils on these dates.  Local arrangements may be adapted in ECCs to ensure the provision of stated hours.

Stewarton Road Closure Notice

We have been advised by Keir Utilities that there will be a road closure on Monday, 2nd September affecting the corner of Dalry Road and Kinloch Avenue, Stewarton. The road will be closed from  9.30am – 3.30pm as work is carried out to replace three manhole covers.

School Clothing Grant & Free School Meals

The application process for school clothing grants and free school meals is changing. 

As part of the Council’s commitment to transforming our services and offering best value to our customers, the application process for school clothing grants and free school meals is changing.

From Tuesday 4 June 2019 all applications must be made online – and this can be done from a smart phone, PC, laptop or tablet.

Please don’t apply before then as we are no longer accepting advance paper applications.

The new system will make applying for clothing grants and free school meals simpler, faster and more cost effective to administer.

If you, or someone you know does not have online access, please call 01563  554400 (option 3) and a member of staff will complete the form over the phone on your behalf.

Remember to check back and make your application on, or after Tuesday 4 June.





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