School hol­i­days and the new term 2019-20

Here’s all the key dates for par­ents to get in their cal­en­dar

West Lothian Courier - - News -

School term dates in West Loth­ian for the next two years have been agreed.

West Loth­ian Coun­cil’s Ed­u­ca­tion Ex­ec­u­tive has agreed term dates for the 2019/20 ses­sion, with dates for the 2018/19 ses­sion al­ready agreed in 2017.

Pupils will re­turn to school af­ter the sum­mer hol­i­days on Tues­day, Au­gust 21. The only ex­cep­tion is the new West Calder High School which re­sumes a day later.

Schools break for the Septem­ber holiday on Fri­day, Septem­ber 14, with pupils re­sum­ing on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 19. The Oc­to­ber holiday sees schools break on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12 with pupils re­sum­ing on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 23.

All schools fin­ish for Christ­mas on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 21 and re­turn on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7.

The Fe­bru­ary holiday next year sees schools fin­ish­ing on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 15 and re­sum­ing for pupils on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 20. The term fin­ishes on Fri­day, April 5, with schools re­turn­ing af­ter Easter on Tues­day, April 23.

Schools break on Fri­day, May 3 with pupils re­sum­ing on Wed­nes­day, May 8.

There is also a one day lo­cal holiday with the ma­jor­ity of West Loth­ian schools closed on Spring Day (Mon­day, May 20) ex­cept schools in Bath­gate, which will be closed on New­lands Day, Mon­day, June 3 and Lin­lith­gow schools, which close for the Lin­lith­gow Marches on Tues­day, June 18.

Par­ents/ car­ers should con­firm with their school if they aren’t sure which holiday af­fects their child.

The last day of term 2018/ 19 will be Fri­day, June 28.

In-ser­vice days for teach­ers this year will take place on Mon­day, Au­gust 28, Tues­day, Septem­ber 18, Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 22 and next year on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 19 and Tues­day, May 7.

Next year all schools in West Loth­ian re­sume for pupils af­ter the sum­mer hol­i­days on Tues­day, Au­gust 20.

Schools break for the Septem­ber holiday on Fri­day, Septem­ber 13 2019, with pupils re­sum­ing on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 18.

The Oc­to­ber Holiday sees schools break on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 11 with pupils re­sum­ing on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 22.

All schools fin­ish for Christ­mas on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 20 and re­turn on Mon­day, Jan­uary 6, 2020.

That year the Fe­bru­ary holiday sees schools fin­ish­ing on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 13 and re­sum­ing for pupils on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 19. The term fin­ishes on Fri­day, April 3, with schools re­turn­ing af­ter Easter on Mon­day, April 20.

Schools break on Fri­day, May 1 with pupils re­sum­ing on Wed­nes­day, May 6.

There is also a one day lo­cal holiday with the ma­jor­ity of West Loth­ian schools closed on Spring Day (Mon­day, May 18) ex­cept schools in Bath­gate, which will be closed on New­lands Day, Mon­day, June 8 and Lin­lith­gow schools, which close for the Lin­lith­gow Marches on Tues­day, June 16. Par­ents/car­ers should con­firm with their school if they aren’t sure which holiday af­fects their child.

The last day of term 2019/ 20 will be Fri­day, June 26.

In-ser­vice days for teach­ers will take place on Mon­day, Au­gust 19, 2019; Tues­day, Septem­ber 17, 2019, Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 21 2019, Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 18 2020 and Tues­day, May 5, 2020.

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