Requests for Gaelic Medium Education

Gaelic Medium Education (GME) is for anyone regardless of the language of the home.  GME has been available in Argyll and Bute for over twenty years and continues to thrive and grow.

The Scottish Government is committed to supporting Gaelic as an official language of Scotland.  The Statutory Guidance on Gaelic Education gives parents the right to request Gaelic Medium Primary Education (GMPE) for their child in an area that does not have Gaelic provision.

Parents/carers of children who are under school age, and who have not yet started to attend a primary school, have a right to request an assessment of the need for Gaelic Medium Primary Education within their locality.

For further information on the right to request an assessment of the need for Gaelic Medium Primary Education, please refer to the statutory guidance.

 

Would you like your child to be educated through Gaelic? 

Parents/carers who wish to request an assessment of the need for Gaelic Medium Primary Education must complete this online PDF, and submit it electronically to argyllhousereception@argyll-bute.gov.uk or by post to:

Education Offices

Argyll House

Alexandra Parade

Dunoon

PA23 8AJ

 

Schools offering Gaelic education

Gaelic medium education is currently available in Oban, Appin, Dunoon, Mull, Tiree and Islay.

Oban 
Rockfield Primary School provides Gaelic Medium education from age 3.  Oban High School has a Gaelic department that delivers a fluent speaker’s and learner’s pathway.

Appin
Strath of Appin Primary School

Dunoon 
Sandbank Primary School provides a Gaelic playgroup for children aged 3 – 5 and Gaelic Medium primary education.  Dunoon Grammar School’s Gaelic department has a pathway for fluent speakers.

Mull 
Salen Primary School provides Gaelic Medium education from age 3.  Tobermory High School’s Gaelic department has a fluent speaker’s and learner’s pathway.

Tiree
Tiree Primary / High School provides Gaelic education from 3 – 18.

Islay
Bowmore Primary School provides Gaelic Medium education from age 3.  Islay High School has a learner’s and fluent speaker’s pathway.

 

Argyll and Bute Council Responses to Parental Requests

Useful Gaelic Links

 

AttachmentSize
PDF icon Gaelic Medium Education Assessment Form861.47 KB