Latest updates

View the latest updates about schools and early childhood centres.

Our schools

We are responsible for seven secondary schools, 40 primary schools and three special schools across East Ayrshire.

School handbooks

See our school handbooks page for general information that forms part of the school handbook for all schools and early childhood centres. 

Primary schools

View contact information and handbooks for our primary schools

Secondary schools

View contact information and handbooks for our secondary schools

Special schools

View contact information and handbooks for our special schools

Gaelic medium education

Gaelic Medium Education (GME) is offered from early years right through to secondary school.

School catchment areas

To find your school catchment area you can either:

  • find your school from the above links, or
  • use the interactive catchment lookup below

Find your school catchment by entering your home postcode and selecting search. This will produce a list of schools associated with your catchment area.

Interactive Catchment Lookup


School admissions

Find out more about the admissions process for primary and secondary schools, including placing requests

Student mentoring

We welcome students from the Colleges of Initial Training Education (ITE) and probationer teachers.  An officer from our Educational Service liaises with the colleges to manage the Student Mentoring Programme.

This is co-ordinated with neighbouring authorities through the Gateway programme which is a consortium of local authorities working together to manage the mentoring scheme for the benefit of the students, schools and local authority. 

Contact Information

Education Service
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 7BU
Telephone (General Enquiries): 07551 280834 or 07721 857059 or 07392 864105