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South Ayrshire secondary school closures Wednesday 7 December

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As a result of industrial action by The Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association (SSTA) and the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT), the following South Ayrshire secondary schools will be fully closed on Wednesday 7 December:

Prestwick Academy (fully closed)
Ayr Academy (fully closed)
Kyle Academy (fully closed)
Belmont Academy (fully closed)
Queen Margaret Academy (fully closed).

The following schools will also be affected by the industrial action:

Marr College - closed to S1, S2 & S3 pupils only.
Carrick Academy - closed to S1, S2 & S3 pupils only.

S4, S5 and S6 pupils should attend Marr College and Carrick Academy as normal on Wednesday 7 December.

Girvan Academy will be open as normal on Wednesday 7 December.

All Council run primary schools, early years centres and special schools will open as normal on Wednesday 07 December.

The variations between our schools reflects the anticipated number of teachers available on the day of industrial action.

Our decision to open some secondary schools has been made in consultation with head teachers and recognises the numbers of staff required to ensure the continued health and safety of pupils.

Any families with young people affected by the secondary school closures that normally receive a free school meal, will receive a payment for every eligible pupil affected by the industrial action.

All affected schools will return to normal on Thursday 8 December.