Information for parents and carers

Arrangements for pupils and teachers returning to school - January 2021

All Argyll and Bute schools will remain open as planned until Wednesday 23rd December, with learning recommencing for all pupils on the 11th of January 2021 and not the 7th January as per the holiday schedule.  The majority of children and young people will receive their learning online from the 11th January until at least the 18th January 2021 when they will begin their return to school providing the Scottish Government are confident that the virus is under control.  Children of key workers and vulnerable children will be able to attend school for childcare from the 7th of January with learning beginning on Monday 11th January in line with the Scottish Government’s timetable.

Parents/Carers of children eligible for a free school meal will receive an automatic payment to their bank account which will cover the period up until the 18th January 2021. This will include pupils in P1-P3 who are currently receiving payments through the holidays. 

If you were identified as a key worker previously in the year and had a space at one of our HUB schools, you will receive a letter from us to confirm arrangements for your child(ren) from the 7th January.  If you are a parent of a new pupil to one of our schools or you have changed career and are now classed as a keyworker please apply for a place at If you are unsure if you would qualify as a keyworker please check the Scottish Government website for clarification.  


Remote Learning - Information and Guidance for Parents/Carers

Letter to parents / carers about face coverings in secondary schools- 28th August 2020

Common cold and COVID-19 symptoms - advice for parents and carers

How to access Coronavirus testing in Argyll and Bute

Working Safely in Schools Guidance - updated 1 Oct 2020

FAQs for schools (26th August) - advice from NHS Highland and Public Health Scotland on testing; children, staff or households showing symptoms or testing positive; contact tracing, and general advice for parents / carers

Questions and answers for parents and carers of young people returning to school

Check school term dates for 2020/21 here

School transport

Information for parents and carers of children using school and public transport to travel to and from school:

School transport information - 4th August 2020

This includes information for pupils travelling by bus, taxi, train, ferry and plane, on the use of face coverings, physical distancing, hand cleaning/ sanitising and other specific information for each mode of travel