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School term dates confirmed

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

25 June

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

For full details, please visit School Terms and Holidays  

School Term 2018/19

All schools in West Lothian finish on Friday 29 June 2018 and resume for pupils on Tuesday 21 August 2018. The only exception is the new West Calder High School which resumes a day later on Wednesday 22 August 2018.

Schools break for the September holiday on Friday, 14 September 2018, with pupils resuming on Wednesday, 19 September 2018. The October Holiday sees schools break on Friday, 12 October 2018 with pupils resuming on Tuesday, 23 October 2018.

All schools finish for Christmas on Friday, 21 December 2018 and return on Monday, 7 January 2019.

The February Holiday sees schools finishing on Friday, 15 February 2019 and resuming for pupils on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. The term finishes on Friday, 5 April 2019, with schools returning after Easter on Tuesday, 23 April 2019.

Schools break on Friday, 3 May 2019 with pupils resuming on Wednesday, 8 May 2019.

There is also a one day local holiday with the majority of West Lothian schools closed on Spring Day, Monday, 20 May 2019, except schools in Bathgate, which will be closed on  Newlands Day, Monday, 3 June 2019, and Linlithgow schools which close for the Linlithgow Marches on Tuesday, 18 June 2019. 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, 28 June 2019.

In-service days for teachers will take place on: Monday, 20 August 2018; Tuesday, 18 September 2018; Monday, 22 October 2018; Tuesday, 19 February 2019; and Tuesday, 7 May 2019.

School Term 2019/20

All schools in West Lothian resume for pupils on Tuesday 20 August 2019. 

Schools break for the September holiday on Friday, 13 September 2019, with pupils resuming on Wednesday, 18 September 2019. The October Holiday sees schools break on Friday, 11 October 2019 with pupils resuming on Tuesday, 22 October 2019

All schools finish for Christmas on Friday, 20 December 2019 and return on Monday, 6 January 2020.

The February Holiday sees schools finishing on Thursday, 13 February 2020 and resuming for pupils on Wednesday, 19 February 2020. The term finishes on Friday, 3 April 2020, with schools returning after Easter on Monday, 20 April 2020.

Schools break on Friday, 1 May 2019 with pupils resuming on Wednesday, 6 May 2020.

There is also a one day local holiday with the majority of West Lothian schools closed on Spring Day, Monday, 18 May 2020, except schools in Bathgate, which will be closed on Newlands Day, Monday, 8 June 2020, and Linlithgow schools which close for the Linlithgow Marches on Tuesday, 16 June 2020. 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, 26 June 2020.

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

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