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Schools in Dumfries and Galloway

View information about our schools including contact details, school handbooks, latest inspection reports, term dates and school admissions.

  • Primary schools
    Information on all 104 primary schools in the region including contact details, headteachers, school improvement plans and the latest inspection reports.
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  • Secondary schools
    Information on all 18 secondary schools in the region including contact details, head teachers and the latest inspection reports.
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  • School term and holiday dates
    School term and holiday dates are set by the Council following consultation with teachers. Dates for up to 3 years in advance are published once agreed. The Council also aims to publicise any changes to the scheduled dates or unexpected closures as soon as possible.
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  • School places
    The Council deals with enrolments and requests for places at local primary and secondary schools from parents of prospective pupils.
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  • School catering
    School meals are constantly changing and children can benefit from the experience of eating with others, developing a taste for different foods and gaining confidence to make the right food choices.
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  • Hire school facilities
    You can hire school facilities in our primary and secondary schools across Dumfries and Galloway.
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  • Education Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
    Dumfries and Galloway Council publish electronic copies of guidelines and policies related to Education for your information. This includes documents on school management, student transfers, exclusion and performance.
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  • Emergency school closures
    Adverse weather conditions and other unexpected circumstances may sometimes lead to schools in Dumfries and Galloway being closed.
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  • Early learning and childcare
    Early Learning and Childcare (previously known as pre-school education) provides children with the opportunity to learn through play in a safe, secure and stimulating environment. Eligible children aged 3 and 4 are entitled to receive up to 600 hours early learning and childcare each year.
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  • School performance data
    Dumfries and Galloway Council publish comparative data on a range of education performance indicators. Statistics are updated as and when data becomes available and other performance data will be included as the area is developed.
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  • Outdoor Education
    We aim to promote safe and enjoyable participation in outdoor education as an extension of the curriculum and to foster an appreciation of and respect for the natural environment.
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Contact Details


Schools Support

30 Edinburgh Road

Tel: 01387 260444 / 260466
Fax: 01387 260453

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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