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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 are available below. The Term Dates including staff holiday dates for 2020/2021 can also be downloaded from the Downloads section. 

The school term in West Lothian is expected to start on Wednesday 12 August following guidance from the Scottish Government.As this is earlier than originally planned, the rest of the school year is subject to change. Revised term dates for the 2020/21 session are expected to be agreed by the council's Education Executive at their next meeting on Tuesday 8 September 2020.

Term 1

Staff resumeTuesday, 11 August 2020
School Pupils and Nursery Pupils ResumeWednesday, 12 August 2020
September Holiday
All breakFriday, 18 September 2020
Staff and nursery pupils resumeTuesday, 22 September 2020
School pupils resumeWednesday, 23 September 2020
October Holiday
All breakFriday, 9 October 2020
Staff and nursery pupils resumeMonday, 19 October 2020
School pupils resumeTuesday, 20 October 2020
Last Day of Term
All breakTuesday, 22 December 2020

Term 2

Staff and nursery pupils resume Tuesday.  5 January 2021
School pupils resumeWednesday, 6 January 2021
February Holiday
All breakFriday, 12 February 2021
All resumeWednesday, 17 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 (school pupils off, nurseries open unless affected by Election)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)Newlands Day - 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


Term Dates 2021/2022

Staff Resume        Monday 16 August 2021 (to be confirmed)

Pupils Resume     Tuesday 17 August 2021 (to be confirmed)

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