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Midlothian Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Midlothian Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Monday August 22, 2016 Friday October 14, 2016
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 24, 2016 Friday December 23, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 9, 2017 Friday March 31, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Tuesday April 18, 2017 Friday June 30, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Midlothian 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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Midlothian Council is one of the 32 councils that divided up Scotland and is based in the town of Dalkeith. The council is responsible for setting school holiday dates and other administrative matters for the schools within the area. These are made up from 30 primary and 6 secondary schools as well as one special school and two further education colleges. In line with other Scottish councils, the academic year stars 22nd August with the mid tern break at 16th-19th September and the October half term 17th-21st. Term ends on 23rd December and the Christmas break lasts until 9th January. After this the spring term runs until the Easter break 2017 starts on 31st March with the February half term from 13th – 17th. Summer term runs from 18th April until 30th June and includes two one day breaks on 1st May for May Day and on the 22nd May for a non-pupil day.

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