Consultation on draft School Session Dates - 2015/16

Closed 22 Aug 2014

Opened 27 May 2014

Feedback updated 7 Jan 2015

We asked

Comments were asked in relation to the draft school session dates for 2015/16.

You said

Session dates should mirror both City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council session dates.

We did

The Department took cognisance of the responses received from the consulation and acknowledged the fact that Midlothian Council's and City of Edinburgh's October break is the same week, commencing 12 October 2015. As a result East Lothian's October break was moved to align with Midlothian and Edinburgh City. The session dates in East Lothian align with Midlothian Council’s session dates other than in-service days and in the main with City of Edinburgh Council session dates, the exceptions being a 2 day later start in August 2015 for East Lothian; a 2 day earlier finish/return at Christmas for East Lothian, an in-service day following the February week in East Lothian which is held in May in Edinburgh, a spring Monday holiday in Edinburgh but not in East Lothian, and a one day later finish in East Lothian at the end of session. The Education Committee, on 30 September 2014, approved the 2015/16 session dates and the dates have been published on the Council's website.

Results updated 26 Aug 2014

Following the close of the consulation on School Session Dates 2015/16 the views of those who responded have been taken into account and the Department are proposing to move the October break (2015) to align with Midlothian Council and Edinburgh City Council.  A report will be prepared and submitted to the Education Committee on 30 September 2014.


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Resources and People Services (Education) are consulting on the draft school session dates for 2015/16. 

If you would like to comment on the draft school session dates please complete the online survey.

Why your views matter

Resources and People Services (Education) are consulting on the draft session dates for 2015/16 to seek stakeholder views.

What happens next

Following the close of the consultion a report will be taken to the Education Committee on 23 September 2014.  Thereafter the approved school session dates for 2015/16 will be published on the Council's website and sent out to schools.


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