Term, holiday and closure dates

School term dates for 2023-24

Autumn term

  • Monday 14 August 2023 - staff resume, in service day
  • Tuesday 15 August 2023 - in service day
  • Wednesday 16 August 2023 - pupils resume
  • Friday 13 October 2023 - last day of term for pupils and staff, mid term holiday
  • Monday 23 October 2023 - staff resume, in service day
  • Tuesday 24 October 2023 - pupils resume
  • Monday 27 November 2023 - St Andrew's Day, schools closed
  • Tuesday 28 November 2023 - all resume
  • Thursday 21 December 2023 - last day or term for pupils and staff

Winter term

  • Monday 8 January 2024 - all resume
  • Friday 9 February 2024 - last day of term for pupils, february holiday
  • Monday 12 February 2024 - staff resume, in service day 
  • Monday 19 February 2024 - all resume
  • Thursday 28 March 2024 - last day of term for pupils and staff

Summer term

  • Monday 15 April 2024 - all resume
  • Monday 6 May 2024 - May Day holiday, school closed
  • Tuesday 7 May 2024 - staff resume, in service day
  • Wednesday 8 May 2024 - pupils resume
  • Friday 28 June 2024 - last day of term for pupils and staff

Casual holidays

Each learning community allocates two casual holidays for pupils and staff which are usually aligned to their local festivals.

Some casual holidays for 2023-24 are still to be confirmed.

Eildon East - Earlston

  • Monday 28 November 2023
  • Monday 19 February 2024

Eildon West - Galashiels

  • Monday 12 February 2024
  • Monday 3 June 2024