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Edinburgh City Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Edinburgh City Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Wednesday August 17, 2016 Friday October 14, 2016
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 24, 2016 Thursday December 22, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Tuesday January 10, 2017 Friday February 10, 2017
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Saturday February 18, 2017 Friday March 31, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Tuesday April 18, 2017 Friday June 30, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Edinburgh City Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Wednesday August 16, 2017 Friday October 13, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Tuesday October 24, 2017 Friday December 22, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Tuesday January 9, 2018 Friday February 9, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Monday February 19, 2018 Thursday March 29, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Tuesday April 17, 2018 Friday June 29, 2018
Summer Holidays

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Edinburgh City is the council body responsible for the city of Edinburgh and is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. It is responsible for a total of 153 schools and sets the school holiday dates for most of these establishments. There are 94 primary and 34 secondary schools as well as 13 special schools and 5 further education colleges. There are also seven universities including the Edinburgh University and the Queen Margaret University, all of whom set their own holiday dates. This year, the school year starts 17th August and has a mid-term holiday on 19th September then the October half term 17th – 24th. Term ends on 22nd December for the Christmas holidays 2016 and resumes on 10th January. The spring term runs until 3rd April with the February half term from 13th – 17th. The final term resumes 18th April until 30th June with breaks on 1st, 4th and 22nd May.

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