Schools and learning

Children's Hubs

Since opening on 25 March, our six Children’s Hubs have been providing emergency learning and childcare for key workers. Find out more.

Educational psychology service

Schools across the county have shared infomation from the council's Educational Psychology Service on how to manage emotions and discussions surrounding school closures.

Information for parents

Information for children and young people


Key workers information

A letter was sent out to parents/carers through schools on 22 March requesting information from people who identify as key workers. Parents/carers were asked to provide this information by 5pm on 23 March.

In a statement to Parliament on 19 March, the Education Secretary confirmed that:

  • Councils will be taking measures to protect vulnerable children who rely on schools for hot meals or a safe and supportive environment
  • Children of key workers will have continuing access to learning or childcare
  • The exam diet will not go ahead this year. The Scottish Qualifications Authority will put in place a certification model using coursework, teacher assessment of estimated grades and prior attainment.

East Lothian Council's Chief Operating Officer, Lesley Brown,  updated parents on plans in place to support vulnerable children and the children of key workers, and how families can access remote learning.

Read the letter


Active schools

All activities have been suspended until further notice. Local clubs may still be operating at this time and you are advised to contact the activity organiser direclty to find out their latest position. 


East Lothian Works

All prevocational, foundation apprenticeship and school college partnership courses have been suspended. This includes community-based East Lothian Works activities and the Adult Learning Programme. 


Team East Lothian AC

All community coaching sessions have been susoended for the immediate future. The coaches look forward to welcoming children back when it is appropriate to do so.