School holidays Scotland

Are you looking for the date of a specific school holiday in Scotland? On holiday-calender.net you will find the school holidays in primary and general secondary education for the 2011/2012 school year.

School holidays Scotland 2011-2012

School holiday Primary education General secondary education
Starting date of students’ school year Mid-August 2011 Mid-August 2011
End of students’ school year End June/early July 2012 End June/early July 2012
Autumn holidays Many schools will take from 1 to 2 weeks in mid-October 2011 but others will take from 1 to 3 days
spread out between 5 September
and 2 December 2011
Many schools will take from 1 to 2 weeks in mid-October 2011 but others will take from 1 to 3 days
spread out between 5 September
and 2 December 2011
Christmas/New Year 2 to 2.5 weeks
between 16 December 2011 to
9 January 2012
Around 2 weeks
between 16 December 2011 to
9 January 2012
Winter/Carnival From 1 day to 1 week between 10 and 20 February 2012 From 1 day to 1 week between 10 and 20 February 2012
Spring/Easter About 2 weeks between 23 March and 16 April 2012 About 2 weeks between 23 March and 16 April 2012
Summer mid-term holidays Generally schools will take at least 1 day on 7 May 2012 but some
schools will also take up to 3 days
between 30 April and 31 May 2012
Generally schools will take at least 1 day on 7 May 2011 but some
schools will also take up to 3 days
between 30 April and 31 May 2012
Summer End June/early July –
mid-August 2012
End June – mid-August 2012
Public/religious holidays Up to 3 days Up to 3 days
Starting date of teachers’
school year
Mid-August 2011 Mid-August 2011
End of teachers’ school year Not End June/early July 2012 End June/early July 2012

Additional notes:
In Scotland, pupils attend school for 190 days a year. The teachers’ school year is longer by 5 in-service days (195 days).
As school holidays (and in-service days) are not fixed nationally, but by each of the 32 local education authorities, term dates vary from one authority to another. There are no differences between primary and
secondary schools.

Source: Eurydice