School term and holiday dates

Find school holiday, half term and term dates for primary, secondary and special schools. These apply to South Ayrshire Council controlled schools.

Download the unauthorised holidays during term-time leaflet

Term and holiday dates 2018-19

Download and print the 2018-19 term dates

Autumn term
16 August 2018Inservice day
17 August 2018Inservice day
20 August 2018Pupils return
21 September 2018 - 24 September 2018Schools closed
12 October 2018Schools close
22 October 2018Inservice day
23 October 2018Pupils return
21 December 2018Term ends
Spring term
7 January 2019Pupils return
8 February 2019School close
11 February 2019School closed
12 February 2019Inservice day
13 February 2019Pupils return
29 March 2019Schools close
Summer term
15 April 2019Pupils return
18 April 2019Schools close
23 April 2019Pupils return
6 May 2019Schools closed, May day holiday
27 May 2019Schools closed
28 May 2019Inservice day
29 May 2019Pupils return
28 June 2019Term ends

Term and holiday dates 2019-20

Download and print the 2019-20 term dates

First term
16 August 2019Inservice day
19 August 2019Inservice day
20 August 2019Pupils return
20 September 2019 - 23 September 2019*Schools closed
11 October 2019Schools close
21 October 2019Inservice day
22 October 2019Pupils return
20 December 2019Schools close
Second term
6 January 2020Pupils return
6 February 2020School close
7 February 2020School closed
10 February 2020School closed
11 February 2020Inservice day
12 February 2020Pupils return
3 April 2020Schools close
Third term
20 April 2020Pupils return
4 May 2020Schools closed, May day holiday
25 May 2020Schools closed
26 May 2020Inservice day
27 May 2020Pupils return
26 June 2020Schools close

* Please note that the September weekend is provisional subject to confirmation of the date of the Ayr Gold Cup.