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East Ayrshire Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 East Ayrshire Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Wednesday August 17, 2016 Friday October 7, 2016
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Tuesday October 18, 2016 Friday December 23, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 9, 2017 Friday February 10, 2017
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Monday February 20, 2017 Friday March 31, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Tuesday April 18, 2017 Thursday June 29, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 East Ayrshire Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Tuesday August 15, 2017 Friday October 6, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 16, 2017 Thursday December 21, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 8, 2018 Thursday February 8, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Wednesday February 14, 2018 Wednesday March 28, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 16, 2018 Tuesday June 26, 2018
Summer Holidays

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East Ayrshire is one of the 32 council areas spread across Scotland and includes the city of Kilmarnock, where the council is based. The council has the control of school holiday dates for a total of 59 schools with the further education college, Kilmarnock College and the university, University Marine Biological Station in Isle of Cumbrae, setting their own dates. The 59 schools include 44 primary and 9 secondary as well as 6 special schools. The council has set the autumn term to run from 17th August until 26th December with October half term 10th – 14th of the month. Christmas holidays 2016 run until 6th January then the spring term finishes for Easter on 3rd April. There is a February half term 13th to 15th. After Easter, the summer term runs through until 17th August when the summer holidays begin and there are breaks for May Day and the May bank holiday on 29th May.

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