Council approves retaining school summer holiday pattern for five years

Aberdeen City Council today (Tuesday 12 November) agreed to retain the city school’s summer holiday pattern for a further five years.

The decision to retain the current arrangements was taken at today’s Education Operational Delivery committee and follows an online public consultation in September which saw the majority of the 6047 respondents, including parents, children and young people, expressing the view that change was not required.

The decision means that schools will continue to commence the summer break in the first week of July and return in the third week of August.

A further public consultation will be undertaken in year three of the five-year period in order to allow for long-term planning should there be an appetite in the intervening period.