Gaelic Medium Education

Gaelic Medium Education (GME) is a form of education in Scotland that allows pupils to be taught primarily through the medium of Scottish Gaelic, with English taught as the secondary language.

Whinhill Primary School and Nursery Class is the Gaelic Medium establishment for the whole of Inverclyde. GME is mainly provided by Gaelic medium classes within English-speaking schools. There is the Gaelic nursery for children age 3½ years to 5½ years and the school for children age 4 ½ years to12½ years.

Learning Gaelic  contributes to children’s wider education and life experiences. Language lies at the centre of our thinking and learning. The interconnected nature of language learning lies at the heart of the Gaelic experiences and outcomes in Curriculum for Excellence.

“When they begin to learn another language, children and young people need to make connections with the skills and knowledge they have already developed in their own language. To help this, teachers can make use of the diversity of languages which children and young people may bring to school.”

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Gaelic Medium Education, like all education provision in Scotland, is determined by demand for the service balanced with the educational and economic viability of each educational establishment.

If you would like to visit our school or find out more information please contact the Head Teacher to arrange an appointment.

Telephone: 01475 715 749


Please see Parentzone  Scotland for information on Gaelic Medium Education.


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