Scotland’s education system is world renowned and surpasses most countries of comparable size in Europe in terms of educational achievement.

South Ayrshire offers an excellent primary and secondary education – our primary 1, 3 and 5 Reading and Mathematics assessments are above average and secondary S4/S5/S6 KPI’s are all above the virtual comparator set out by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA).

With £37m invested in primary and secondary educational infrastructure since 2013 and a further £51m committed spend in the next two years, South Ayrshire Schools provide high-quality learning environments at all stages.

Independent Schools

Wellington School is one of Scotland’s leading independent schools with an excellent academic record. Situated in Ayr, the school is co-educational and welcomes children aged 3 – 18 years.

Further and Higher Education

Ayr is home to the University West of Scotland and the Ayrshire College – offering more than 100 courses.