South Lanarkshire School holidays are always fun, even if they’re just for a day. They give you time to catch up on the latest movies, try out the hottest gaming titles and see friends from other schools.
However, none of these holiday events will be viable without planning. Also, no planning would work if you don’t know when you’ll be having holidays.
If you’re schooling or enrolling a kid in a South Lanarkshire school and you’re curious about when you’ll be having school holidays, you’re at the right place.
This post will outline all the South Lanarkshire school holidays that the council has announced yet and when they’re taking place.
South Lanarkshire Council School Holidays 2024/25
For every academic session, the South Lanarkshire council publishes a schedule including all school holidays in the county. All schools in South Lanarkshire adhere to it and take the holidays as required.
If you want to know when you’ll be having holidays and breaks, you can use the South Lanarkshire council website or this website.
Here is a list of all South Lanarkshire school holidays from the council’s website, along with their dates and the purpose.
South Lanarkshire September Weekend (Autumn Half Term Holiday)
The September weekend is usually one of the first holidays of the term after resumption on a regular academic session.
The September weekend marks the middle of the autumn academic session, and it involves taking a Friday and a Monday off from schooling activities.
Councils set the September weekend dates for schools in their vicinity, and for Hampshire, it’s on Friday, September 27th, 2024, to Monday, September 30th, 2024.
South Lanarkshire October break (Autumn Holidays)
The October break marks the end of the academic session in October. It’s a week-long holiday that commences from Monday, October 14th, to Wednesday, October 21st, 2024. However, kids won’t return to their schools until Thursday, October 22nd, 2024.
It’s one of the lengthier holidays for Scottish students outside those set aside to celebrate a religious event like Christmas or Easter.
South Lanarkshire Christmas/New Year Holiday
The Christmas and New Year’s Holidays start towards the end of the calendar year before Christmas and end after New Year.
This holiday lasts for two weeks, making it one of the lengthiest holidays for the session.
Schools across South Lanarkshire will close by 2:30 pm on Friday, December 20th, 2024, to commence the holidays. The schools will resume on Monday, January 6th, 2025.
South Lanarkshire February Break (Spring Midterm Holiday)
After the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays, South Lanarkshire schools won’t have another break until Monday, February 17th, 2025.
Of course, this isn’t Valentine’s break, it is to mark the middle of the Spring term, and like other midterm breaks, it lasts for two days.
Schools won’t open on Monday, February 17th, 2025, and Tuesday, February 18th, 2025, to mark the middle of the Spring term.
South Lanarkshire In-Service Day
There are a couple of in-service days in an academic session, but none is quite as enjoyable to students as one that comes immediately after a midterm break.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2025, is an in-service day for all schools in Lanarkshire. Recall that the preceding two days are for the February break, making it three days in a row for students.
South Lanarkshire Easter/Spring Break
The lengthiest break for the 2024/25 session is a joint one; for the Spring Break and to commemorate Easter.
This break lasts for almost three weeks, starting with a 2:30 pm closure on Friday, April 4th, 2025. It continues until Monday, April 21st, 2025, when all schools reopen and resume academic activities.
This holiday is the best opportunity for vacations, picnics, visitations, and similar activities that you’ve always wanted to do.
South Lanarkshire In-Service Day
All schools will take another in-service day on Thursday, May 1st, 2025, for students to take another day off.
In-service days may be boring to teachers, but they have to appear a couple of times every year, and this happens to be one of the days.
South Lanarkshire May Day
There is also a holiday for all Lanarkshire schools on Monday, May 5th, 2025, to commemorate the May Day celebration of the previous day.
May Day marks International Workers Day for all workers around the world. While the day happens to be a Sunday, schools and related institutions can take the closest working day off to commemorate the day.
This holiday is the first of the three holidays in May, making it the month with the most holidays in the year.
South Lanarkshire Local Holiday
All schools in Lanarkshire will take a local holiday on Monday, May 26th, 2025. The local holiday is specific to the county and not to the entire State of Glasgow or even Scotland.
South Lanarkshire Summer Break
On Wednesday, June 25th, 2025, all schools in South Lanarkshire will close by 1 pm for the summer break.
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Conclusion & Summary Of South Lanarkshire School Holidays 2024/25
Thе South Lanarkshirе School Holidays for thе acadеmic yеar 2024/25 arе providеd by thе South Lanarkshirе Council. Hеrе arе somе of thе kеy datеs:
- Pupils rеturn to school: Wеdnеsday, 14 August 2024
- Sеptеmbеr wееkеnd: Friday, 27 Sеptеmbеr to Monday, 30 Sеptеmbеr 2024
- Octobеr brеak: Monday, 14 Octobеr to Wеdnеsday, 21 Octobеr 2024
- Christmas Brеak: Monday, 23 Dеcеmbеr 2024 to Monday, 6 January 2025
- Fеbruary brеak: Monday, 10 Fеbruary to Wеdnеsday, 12 Fеbruary 2025
- Eastеr holidays: Monday, 7 April to Friday, 18 April 2025
- May Day: Monday, 5 May 2025
- Local holiday: Monday, 26 May 2025
- Summеr brеak: Schools closе at 1.00 pm on Wеdnеsday, 25 Junе 2025
Plеasе notе that schools sеt thеir own start and finish timеs, so it’s rеcommеndеd to contact your school to find out thе еxact timings. For morе dеtailеd information, you may want to visit thе official wеbsitе of thе South Lanarkshirе Council.
And that concludes all the holidays for schools in South Lanarkshire for the current academic session.
The holidays have varying durations, and they’re for varying purposes. They can help you plan out future events so your child won’t be absent during your housewarming.
If you’re a teacher in South Lanarkshire, these holidays apply to you too, but you will have to ignore the ‘in-service days,’ as those aren’t holidays for teachers.