Consultation on proposed school session dates for 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25

We are consulting on the proposed draft school sessions dates for 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 to seek stakeholders views on these draft dates.  The Consultation will start on Monday 25th October and will be open until Friday 29th October, and will be open to Staff, Parents and Parent Councils to give their feedback on the proposals.

Please send all comments and responses regarding all three of the years to  by Friday the 29th October 2021.

Following the close of the consultation a report will go to Council for approval. Thereafter the approved session dates for 2022/23 to 2024/25 will be published on the Council’s website.

Download: Midlothian Calender 2022 – 23

Download: Midlothian Calender 2023 – 24

Download: Midlothian Calender 2024 – 25

Download: School Session Dates for Consultation 2223 to 2425 (1)


Shona Mackie

DSM Resource Officer

Education, Communities and Economy

Fairfield House

Update from the Headteacher – 25 October 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that our families managed to enjoy some rest and relaxation over the holiday period.  We are looking forward to welcoming our pupils back to school tomorrow.

The current advice from the Scottish Government is that all Covid risk mitigations should remain in place for now, including the wearing of face masks by pupils in classrooms unless exempt on medical grounds.  Pupils are strongly encouraged to take a LFD home test to test for asymptomatic Covid cases before returning to school.  A reminder that any member of the school community displaying Covid symptoms should stay at home and book a PCR test.

Catering facilities are still unavailable and pupils should bring a packed lunch with them if staying on the campus.  All S1 pupils are expected to remain on the campus at all times.  Pupils should also bring a water bottle with them that can be refilled throughout the day.

Our weekly newsletter will be issued at the end of the week as usual.

With very best wishes for the busy term ahead,

Allyson Dobson

Update from the Headteacher – Monday 11 October 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,
Please find below our weekly newsletter, the last edition of this half-term.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the first few weeks of term as we continue to chart our way through the complexities of this school session.
School will close at 1.05pm on Friday, 15th October and reopen to pupils on Tuesday, 26th October.  Friday will be a ‘House Colours Day’ and pupils are encouraged to wear their House colours to school on that day.
I hope that all in our school community enjoy the break when it comes.
Download: School rules
With very best wishes,
Allyson Dobson

Update from the Headteacher – Friday 17 September 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below our regular weekly news update from our school community.

A reminder that school will be closed on Monday, 20th September for the early autumn holiday.  Staff and pupils return to school on Tuesday, 21st September.

Download: Friday, 17th September

Download: Hive Newsletter September 2021

Download: DYW Newsletter

Download: ParentCarers Letter Schools 10 sept 2021

Kind regards,

Allyson Dobson