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School Terms and Holidays 2020/2021

The school session is divided into three terms beginning in August, January and April.

Terms dates for 2020 to 2021 for primary and secondary are available below. 

Term 1

Staff resumeTuesday, 11 August 2020
Pupils ResumeWednesday, 12 August 2020
September Holiday
All breakFriday, 18 September 2020
All resumeWednesday, 23 September 2020
October Holiday
All breakFriday, 9 October 2020
Staff  resumeTuesday, 20 October 2020
Pupils resumeWednesday, 21 October 2020
Last Day of Term
All breakFriday, 18 December 2020

Term 2

Staff resume Tuesday.  5 January 2021
Pupils resumeWednesday, 6 January 2021*

*Most pupils at West Lothian Council schools and ELCs/nurseries will now return later than originally planned following the festive holidays. 

In line with Scottish Government guidance, vulnerable children and children of key workers who have no other childcare alternatives can return to school from Wednesday 6 January 2021.  Only childcare and wellbeing support for these children will be provided between Wednesday 6 and Friday 8 January.

Curricular school work will start from Monday 11 January.  Vulnerable children and children of key workers can attend school.  All other pupils will resume with home/online learning on Monday 11 January until Friday 15 January.

February Holiday
All breakFriday, 12 February 2021
All resumeThursday, 18 February 2021
Last Day of Term
All breakThursday, 1 April 2021

Term 3

All ResumeMonday, 19 April 2021
May Holiday
All breakFriday, 30 April 2021
All resumeTuesday, 4 May 2021
Staff Inā€Service Thursday, 6 May 2021
1 day local holiday during term 3 as detailed below
a) All schools except those at b) and c) belowSpring Day- Monday, 24 May 2021
b) Bathgate Academy and feeder primary schools plus St Mary's, Bathgate & St Columba's (excluding Blackburn and Murrayfield Primary Schools)Bathgate Local holiday - Monday, 7 June 2021

(subject to confirmation)

c) Linlithgow Academy and feeder primary schools plus St Joseph's Primary School, LinlithgowLinlithgow Marches - Tuesday, 15 June 2021

(subject to confirmation)

Last Day of Term (primary, secondary and special schools)
All breakFriday, 25 June 2021


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