09 September
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The current school year started four days earlier than previously agreed in West Lothian, with all schools in Scotland starting back on 11 August.

Following consultation on how to allocate the additional four days holiday it has been agreed to: add an additional day to the October break, so pupils will return on Wednesday 21 October 2020; begin the Christmas break two days early, so pupils will finish for the holidays on 18 December 2020; and add an additional day to the February break so pupils will return on Thursday 18 February 2021

All other dates for the 2020/21 are unchanged for pupils.

In-service days for staff take place on: Monday 11 August 2020; Tuesday 20 October 2020; Tuesday 5 January 2021 and Thursday 6 May 2021.

For the 2021/22 term, pupils will return Tuesday 17 August 2021, before finishing up on Friday 17 September 2021. Following the September break, pupils return on Wednesday 22 September 2021 until Friday 8 October 2021.

The October holiday week takes place from Monday 11 October 2021, with pupils returning on Tuesday 19 October. The term finishes on Wednesday 22 December 2021.

Pupils resume on Thursday 6 January 2022 and finish on Friday 11 February 2022. They return on Wednesday 16 February 2022 and break for Easter on Friday 1 April 2022.

Term three last from Tuesday 19 April 2022 through to Friday 24 June, with pupils off on Monday 2 May, Thursday 5 May and one of either Monday 23 May, Monday 6 June or Tuesday 14 June depending on where in West Lothian you live.

In-service days for staff take place on: Monday 16 August 2021, Tuesday 21 September 20201, Monday 18 October 2021; Wednesday 5 January 2022 and Thursday 5 May 2022.
Terms dates for both the 2020/21 and 2021/22 terms are available online at Schools, Early Learning and Childcare Terms and Holidays