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.

#Winterwellbeing - #Throwbackthursday

Each year we hold the South Ayrshire Dance Competition at Troon Town Hall, last year saw 30 schools take part with 44 performances.

#fillyourtank #tbt #winterwellbeing #danceleaders

Fantastic effort from all our @southayrshire teams taking part in our Step Count workplace Challenge.

Amazing to see so many people adding more walking into their day & enjoying lots of benefits to their physical & mental health ❤️

#walking #stepcountchallenge #Wellbeing

It’s so important we all take good care of our mental health. For #WellbeingWednesday, we are sharing our next profile in our series focusing on the benefits physical activity can have on our mental health. Today’s profile comes from Chloe, Active Schools Assistant #keepactive

#Winterwellbeing - #tryittuesday

Today’s #tryittuesday is to make a healthy snack and post a picture below. Kirsty from the H&W team is having mango hedgehogs and kiwi slices.


Day 1 of our @southayrshire Step Count Challenge

Would love to hear what changes people are making to build more activity into their days 👣👣

#activeworkplaces #PhysicalActivity #fillyourtank #MentalWellbeing
@StPatricksTroon @QMAOfficial @HeathfieldPS @NewtonPrim @athubayr

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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