Category Archives: School Dates

Changes to the School Year in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Council are asking for your assistance in gathering the views of on future school session dates for 2019/20 and beyond.

They have devised a questionnaire about the timing of school holidays and how the school year should look in future.

The questionnaire should only take a few minutes to complete and if you want your views heard we recommend completing it

The link to the survey is:

School Dates 2017/18

The school dates for this year are as follows:


Term starts Wednesday 16 August 2017

Mid-term holidays 

  • Monday 18 September 2017,  Autumn holiday
  • Monday 16 to Monday 23 October 2017,  mid term break

Term ends Friday 22 December 2017

Christmas holidays

  • Monday 25 December 2017 to Monday 8 January 2018


Term starts Tuesday 9 January 2018

Mid-term holidays

  • Monday 12 to Friday 16 February 2018,  mid term break

Term ends Thursday 29 March 2018

Easter holidays

  • Friday 30 March to Monday 16 April 2018


Term starts Tuesday 17 April 2018

Mid-term holidays

  • Monday 7 May 2018, May Day
  • Tuesday 8 May 2018, staff only day
  • Monday 21 May 2018, Victoria Day

Term ends Friday 29 June 2018.


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