Category Archives: School Dates

Headteacher’s Newsletter and End of Term Pick up Times

Dear Parent/Carer

Apologies for the delay in this terms newsletter.  I would like to remind you all we have an early finish on Friday, below is the pick up times –

End of term Friday 17th staggered finish. 

Nursery door will open from 11.30 to 11.45am

 P1, P2 and P3 11.45 am

P4  11.55am

P5 to P7 12.00 noon. 


Kind regards

Vanessa Kelly

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Term Dates 2021/22

Term Dates are always most up to date on the council’s website at You can also download printable and digital calendar versions.


Term starts Wednesday 18 August 2021.

Mid-term holidays 

  • Monday 20 September 2021, autumn holiday.
  • Monday 18 to Monday 25 October 2021, mid term break.

Term ends Friday 17 December 2021.

Christmas holidays

  • Monday 20 December 2021 to Wednesday 5 January 2022.


Term starts Thursday 6 January 2022.

Mid term holidays

  • Monday 14 to Friday 18 February 2022,  mid term break.

Term ends Friday 8 April 2022.

Easter holidays

  • Monday 11 to Friday 22 April 2022.


Term starts Monday 25 April 2022.

Mid term holidays

  • Monday 2 May 2022, May Day.
  • Tuesday 3 May 2022, staff only day.
  • Thursday 2 June 2022, Platinum Jubilee (changed from 23 May Victoria Day).
  • Friday 3 June 2022, Platinum Jubilee.

Term ends Friday 1 July 2022.

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School Holiday Date Changes

Session date change Christmas holidays 2021

At its March meeting, the Education, Children and Families Committee agreed to change the scheduled Christmas holiday dates from Friday 24 December 2021 – Monday 10 January 2022 to Monday 20 December 2021 – Tuesday 4 January 2022.

The change was based on a similar amendment to the previous year’s holiday dates.  The reasons for the change are set out in this committee report:

The report did not include consideration of the in-service day after the holidays.  This will be Wednesday 5 January 2022.  To ensure that pupils are in school for the required 190 days, the summer term will be amended to finish on Friday 1 July 2022 instead of Thursday 30 June.

The agreed changes are now on the Council website, along with dates for dates for 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25

European Elections and Other Upcoming School Closures

Dalry Primary School will now be closed for use as a polling place in the European elections on Thursday 23rd of May.

Our apologies for the late confirmation of this closure due to the late confirmation of the election taking place.

There are also a number of other days the school is closed this term, all are listed below.


Monday May 6th- Bank holiday

Tuesday May 7th- In Service day staff only

Monday May 20th-  Edinburgh Bank Holiday

Thursday May 23rd- European Elections staff only

Autumn Diary Dates

Dates for diary
Tuesday 2nd and Friday 5th October Parents Consultations
Wednesday 10th October NHS Flu Immunisation
Friday 12th October End of Term
Tuesday 23rd October Pupils return to school
Tuesday 30th October Hallowe’en Disco
Wednesday 31st October Schools Open Day (Tours at 9.15AM and 2.15PM)
Monday 5th November Early Level Diwali Celebration

Open Day for Prospective Parents and Children

Our open day for prospective new children and their families, starting in summer 2019, will be on October 31st.

Tours of the school will take place between 9.15AM and 2.15PM

Enrolment week will follow in due course in November the week of the 5th-9th Click here for more information on enrolment week.

School Dates for 2018/19

Here are the school opening dates for 2018/19, these dates include teacher in-service days.

The school dates for this year are as follows:


Term starts Wednesday 15 August 2018

Mid-term holidays 

  • Monday 17 September 2018,  Autumn holiday
  • Monday 15 to Monday 22 October 2018,  mid term break

Term ends Friday 21 December 2018

Christmas holidays

  • Monday 24 December 2018 to Tuesday 8 January 2019


Term starts Wednesday 9 January 2019

Mid-term holidays

  • Monday 11 to Friday 15 February 2019,  mid term break

Term ends Friday 5 April 2019

Easter holidays

  • Monday 8th April to Monday 22 April 2019


Term starts Tuesday 23 April 2019

Mid-term holidays

  • Monday 6 May 2019, May Day
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019, staff in service day
  • Monday 20 May 2019, Victoria Day

Term ends Friday 28 June 2019.


If you wish to have an iCalendar or printable PDF version then click the link below to get them from the council website

Term Dates on the council website