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School and Early Years Centre term dates

View school holiday, half term and term dates for primary, secondary, early years centres and special schools.

These term dates apply to South Ayrshire Council controlled schools.

Term and holiday dates 2023 - 2024

DateHoliday
First term
17 August 2023Inservice day
18 August 2023Inservice day
21 August 2023Pupils return
22 September 2023 - 25 September 2023Schools closed
16 October 2023 - 20 October 2023Schools closed
23 October 2023Inservice day
24 October 2023Pupils return
25 December 2023 - 5 January 2024Schools closed
Second term
8 January 2024Pupils return
12 February 2024Schools closed
13 February 2024Inservice day
14 February 2024Pupils return
Third term
29 March 2024 - 12 April 2024Schools closed
15 April 2024Pupils return
2 May 2024Inservice day
3 May 2024Pupils return
6 May 2024Schools closed 
24 May 2024 - 27 May 2024Schools closed
28 May 2024Pupils return
28 June 2024Last day of term for pupils and staff 

 

Term and holiday dates 2024 - 2025

DateHoliday
First term
16 August 2024Inservice day
19 August 2024Inservice day
20 August 2024Pupils return
20 September 2024 - 23 September 2024Schools closed
14 October 2024 - 18 October 2024Schools closed
21 October 2024Inservice day
22 October 2024Pupils return
23 December 2024 - 3 January 2025Schools closed
Second term
6 January 2025Pupils return
10 February 2025Schools closed
11 February 2025Inservice day
12 February 2025Pupils return
Third term
7 April 2025 - 21 April 2025Schools closed
22 April 2025Pupils return
5 May 2025Schools closed 
26 May 2025Schools closed
27 May 2025Inservice day
28 May 2025Pupils return
27 June 2025Last day of term for pupils and staff 

                 

                             Term and holiday dates 2025 - 2026

First Term 
18 August 2025Inservice day
19 August 2025Inservice day
20 August 2025Pupils return
*19 September 2025 - 22 September 2025Schools closed
13 October 2025 - 17 October 2025Schools closed
20 October 2025Inservice day
21 October 2025Pupils return
22 December 2025 - 2 January 2026Schools closed
Second Term 
05 January 2026Pupils return
6/02/2026 - 9/2/2026Schools closed
10 February 2026Inservice day
11 February 2026Pupils return
Third Term 
3 April 2026 - 17 April 2026Schools closed
20 April 2026Pupils return
04 May 2026Schools closed
05 May 2026Pupils return
07 May 2026Inservice day
08 May 2026Pupils return
25 May 2026Schools closed
30 June 2026last day of term for pupils and staff

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