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Highland Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Highland 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 Monday January 9, 2017 Wednesday April 5, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 24, 2017 Friday June 30, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Highland 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 23, 2017 Friday December 22, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 8, 2018 Wednesday March 28, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 16, 2018 Friday June 29, 2018
Summer Holidays

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The Highland Council is the body responsible for setting school holiday dates for the schools across the 22 wards of the Highland area. It is responsible for 217 schools, made up from 178 primary and 29 secondary schools as well as 6 special schools and three further education colleges. The UHI Millennium Institute is also within the area, in Inverness, and can set its own half term dates. For the academic year ahead, the term commences on 16th August until 23rd December for the Christmas holidays 2016 and includes a break for the October half term from 7th until 24th October. The spring term starts 9th January until the Easter break 2017 begins on 5th April and includes the February half term 20-21st. After Easter the term runs from 24th April until 30th June when the summer holidays begin again. There is a single break for the May Day Bank Holiday on 1st May.

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