Port Ellen Primary School

Head Teacher: 

Mrs Maureen MacDonald


Isle of Islay,


01496 302141


01496 302141


Port Ellen Primary School and Pre 5 Unit is situated on an elevated site at the edge of Port Ellen village. Port Ellen serves the southern part of the Island of Islay and the school catchment area includes the villages of Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg as well as an extensive rural area. The majority of our pupils live within a mile of the school.

The school is a two storey building and was opened in the mid seventies to replace the old village schools of Ardbeg and Port Ellen. There are five classrooms – 3 semi open plan and 2 enclosed. There is an ICT room and libraries for infants and juniors/seniors. The large assembly hall is used for physical education, assemblies, concerts, etc. The dining area and stage are adjoining to the assembly hall. The school also has a Pre 5 Unit.

Additional information: 

Early Learning and Childcare available

Inspection reports

Education Scotland inspects and reports on the quality of education in pre-school centres, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, community learning and development services, colleges, and residential educational provision.

You can read and download any inspection reports for this school carried out in the last 5 years, and find out more about the inspection process, on the Education Scotland website.