There are 8 secondary schools, 41 primary schools, and 2 additional support needs schools in South Ayrshire Council.

Active Schools

Each school has an Active Schools Coordinator working within the school to create opportunities for extra-curricular sport and physical activity.

School Sport Award

Schools have the opportunity to apply for the sportscotland School Sport Awards each year which is designed to highlight and reward all the amazing work which takes place in every school.

Check out our programme in Maybole. Lots of opportunities to get involved in school and community sport ⚽️🏐🏸⛹️‍♀️🤾🏼‍♂️ @SAC_ChildrenSer #maybole @Carrick_Academy @GardenrosePS @CairnPS @CarrickA_PE @StCuthbertsPr @FishertonPS @minishant_ps @Straiton_PS @KirkmichaelPS @MaidensPrimary

Maybole Active Schools and Community Sport@ActiveMaybole

🎾🏀Come along to our Maybole Community Clubs!! These clubs run weekly. Letters are in School bags or sign up on the night!! ⚽️🏐

#ActiveSchools #ActiveMaybole #Maybole

Today our #LocalHero is Carol Kay from @CairnPS ⭐️

This year Carol has worked extremely hard to help the school achieve a Gold @sportscotland School Sport Award 🥇

#SALocalHero #schoolsport

Today our #LocalHero is Jordan Law, a student volunteer from @UniWestScotland

Jordan is a fantastic volunteer who gives up a huge amount of his time to help provide sporting opportunities ⭐️

#DYW #SALocalHero

School staff work incredibly hard to ensure pupils have the opportunity to take part in sport & physical activity!

Mrs Toner from @Annbank_PS is a fantastic ambassador for school sport & today’s #LocalHero⭐️

#SALocalHero #activeschools

As part of Local Hero month we have the chance to recognise amazing volunteers across South Ayrshire ⭐️

Volunteers are massively important to creating opportunities for children and young people to stay active in @southayrshire! 🏃🏻‍♂️ 🏃🏻‍♀️
#LocalHero #SALocalHero #parkrun

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Who to contact

Kirsty Mackay
Active Schools Manager
Email Kirsty

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Get involved in Active Schools


To discuss how to increase sport and physical activity opportunities within your school, or to volunteer with Active Schools please contact us on 01292 294191 or email us at