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Aberdeenshire Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

Aberdeenshire Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the Aberdeenshire LEA.


Aberdeenshire Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the Aberdeenshire LEA.

2016/2017 Aberdeenshire Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Tuesday August 16, 2016 Friday October 7, 2016
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 24, 2016 Thursday December 22, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Thursday January 5, 2017 Friday February 10, 2017
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Tuesday February 14, 2017 Friday March 31, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Tuesday April 18, 2017 Friday June 30, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Aberdeenshire Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Tuesday August 22, 2017 Friday October 13, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 30, 2017 Friday December 22, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 8, 2018 Thursday February 8, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Wednesday February 14, 2018 Thursday March 29, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 16, 2018 Friday July 6, 2018
Summer Holidays

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Aberdeenshire council is responsible for the schools within the Aberdeenshire area, with the exception of those within the city of Aberdeen itself. The council is responsible for setting the term dates for these schools. These include 88 nursery schools, 152 primary schools and 17 secondary schools. There are an additional four special schools within the area. The council has set dates including the Christmas holidays from 22nd December to 4th January and the summer holidays which start on 3rd July. The council have announced the October break from 10th to 21st October, the Mid-Term break on February 13th and the Spring holiday from 3rd to 17th April. May 1st is a standalone holiday for the May bank holiday. There are also a number of further education institutions in the area who set their own holiday dates including the North East Scotland College, the Moray College and the UHI Millennium Institution.

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