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Orkney Islands School Holidays 2019 and 2020

This page contains the 2019 and 2020 school holidays as published by the Orkney Islands Council in Scotland to help you start planning.

Generally, the holiday dates announced at a council level don’t change very often. However, we encourage you to check back regularly for any amendments that may occur, and to consult the Orkney Islands Council website for their 2019-2020 approved calendar and 2020-2021 approved calendar.

Also note that dates for individual schools may vary due to teacher training days and other school-specific considerations.

School Holidays 2019/2020

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School20 Aug 2019
(Tue)
Autumn Holidays14 Oct 2019
(Mon)
29 Oct 2019
(Tue)
Winter Holidays23 Dec 2019
(Mon)
3 Jan 2020
(Fri)
Spring Half Term Holidays13 Feb 2020
(Thu)
17 Feb 2020
(Mon)
Spring Holidays6 Apr 2020
(Mon)
17 Apr 2020
(Fri)
Summer Holidays2 Jul 2020
(Thu)
17 Aug 2020
(Mon)

School Holidays 2020/2021

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School18 Aug 2020
(Tue)
Autumn Holidays12 Oct 2020
(Mon)
27 Oct 2020
(Tue)
Winter Holidays21 Dec 2020
(Mon)
5 Jan 2021
(Tue)
Spring Half Term Holidays11 Feb 2021
(Thu)
15 Feb 2021
(Mon)
Spring Holidays5 Apr 2021
(Mon)
16 Apr 2021
(Fri)
Summer Holidays5 Jul 2021
(Mon)