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Scottish Borders Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Scottish Borders 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 Saturday October 15, 2016 Thursday December 22, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 9, 2017 Friday March 31, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Tuesday April 18, 2017 Wednesday June 28, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Scottish Borders 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 March 29, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 16, 2018 Wednesday June 27, 2018
Summer Holidays

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The Scottish Borders is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and has a large border with the English county of Northumberland, leading to its name. The council is based on Newtown St Bowells and controls school holiday dates and other matters for 63 primary and 10 secondary schools as well as 2 special schools and one further education college. The autumn term starts on 16th August and includes the October half term holiday from 7th to 17th then another break for St Andrew’s Day on 28th November. Christmas holidays 2016 start on 22nd December and end on 9th January. After this, the spring term runs until 31st March and includes a half term break from 9th to 15th February. Easter lasts from 31st March until 18th April. The final term lasts from then until the summer holidays on 28th June with a break for May Day 1st May.

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