School term dates and holidays

Find school term dates, main and occasional days (local holidays that differ between schools and areas) for this year and the next school year:

View school term dates planner for 2020/21 to 2024/25 (pdf 337KB). You can also receive email alerts for unexpected school closures and transport changes.

Upcoming local holidays:
12th February 2020 - only schools in the Stonehaven catchment area are off 
13th February 2020 - all schools are off apart from the schools in the Ellon, Meldrum, Mintlaw and Turriff catchment areas
14th February 2020 - all schools are off

Mid term holiday and in-service days:
17th February 2020 - all schools are on a mid term holiday
18th and 19th February 2020 - all schools closed for in-service days


2019/20 school term 

Add 2019/20 dates to your calendar (ics 6KB).

Term 1

  • 19th August 2019 - in-service day
  • 20th August 2019 - in-service day
  • 21st August 2019 - start of term 1
  • 10th October 2019 - end of term 1
  • 11th October 2019 - in-service day
  • 14th to 25th October 2019 - October holiday

Term 2

  • 28th October 2019 - start of term 2
  • 18th and 19th November 2019 - in-service day
  • 20th December 2019 - end of term 2
  • 23rd December 2019 to 3rd January 2020 - Christmas holiday

Term 3

  • 6th January 2020 - start of term 3
  • 17th February 2020 - mid term holiday
  • 18th and 19th February 2020 - in-service day
  • 3rd April 2020 - end of term 3
  • 6th to 17th April 2020 - spring holiday

Term 4

  • 20th April 2020- start of term 4
  • 8th May 2020 - May Day holiday
  • 3rd July 2020 - end of term 4
  • 6th July to 14th August 2020 - summer holiday

2020/21 school term

Term 1

  • 17th August 2020 - in-service day
  • 18th August 2020 - start of term 1
  • 9th October 2020 - end of term 1
  • 12th to 23rd October 2020 - October holiday

Term 2

  • 26th October 2020 - start of term 2
  • 19th and 20th November 2020 - in-service day
  • 18th December 2020 - end of term 2
  • 21st December 2020 to 4th January 2021 - Christmas holiday

Term 3

  • 5th January 2021 - start of term 3
  • 15th to 17th February 2021 - mid term holiday
  • 1st April 2021 - end of term 3
  • 2nd to 16th April 2021 - spring holiday

Term 4

  • 19th April 2021 - start of term 4
  • 3rd May 2021 - May Day holiday
  • 2nd July 2021 - end of term 4
  • 5th July to 13th August 2021 - summer holiday