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Education and learning

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) provided by North Ayrshire Council is changing from 19 August 2024.
New delivery models and attendance patterns will be available for you to access your child’s entitlement.
Read more about changes to ELC.

School term dates

Find out when schools are open/closed, including holidays and teachers' in service days

Admissions and enrolment

Find out how to enrol your child for early years or primary school, along with placing requests and early/delayed entry

School listings

Contact details for primary schools, secondary schools and early years centres, plus school handbooks

Support for parents, carers and pupils

Access a range of support to help your child in their education

Young Scot and the National Entitlement Card

Find out what the NEC is and how to apply for one

Free school transport

Apply for free school transport


Visit the Care Inspectorate website to search for child minding and day care services in North Ayrshire

Adult learning

Discover learning courses and night classes available to adults in North Ayrshire

Languages and music

Information on music tuition, Gaelic Medium Primary Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Home education

Request to permanently educate your child at home

Arran Outdoor Centre

Located on the shores of Lamlash Bay, Arran Outdoor Centre is the perfect place to access the outdoors

Additional support needs: free transport

Find out what additional support is available in North Ayrshire schools

Privilege seats

What is a privilege seat and how you can apply