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Term Dates and Calendar

Our pupils have a daily routine which varies across the various year groups and can change from time to time to accommodate special circumstances, eg for an evening theatre trip, an afternoon sports fixture, in exam time, or in the lead up to a major drama production.

If he is a Boarder, we will wake your son early to ensure he has eaten breakfast before the day pupils arrive at around 8am. Lessons, Sports, Activities and Prep are given time in the day to ensure your son has the best possible mix every day, before he heads home, tired and happy, to rest in time for the next day.

The School operates each year on the following schedule:

Autumn Term Lent Term Summer Term
Late August/early September to mid-December with a 10-day mid-term break in October. Early January to mid/late March with a 1 week mid-term break in February. Mid/late April to late June/early July with a mid-term break at the end of May/early June.

2019/20 Academic Year

  Autumn Term Lent Term Summer Term

Term Starts:

Term Ends:

Mid Term Break:

30 August 2019

11 December 2019

11 October - 24 October

8 January 2020

24 March 2020

7 February- 16 February

16 April 2020

27 June 2020

22 May - 28 May

A summary of key dates for the Academic Year 2019/20 may be obtained via the link on this page.

The full Calendar is available from the button below, or a summary of our calendar can be accessed from the grid  underneath that. The Sports Fixtures Calendar is available from the Sports Desk button below.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Jan 26
Mon, Jan 27
Day 3
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Third Form Teachers' Meeting
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Old Library
Tue, Jan 28
Day 4
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Meeting of Education Committee with Governors
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Old Library
Wed, Jan 29
Day 5
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Upper Sixth Form with Exams Officer
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Theatre
Thu, Jan 30
Day 6
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Old Farm Court Burns Supper
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Old Farm Court
Fri, Jan 31
Day 7
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First - Third Form Tutorial
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Merchiston Juniors' Cecil Stagg Society Meeting
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Pringle House
Sat, Feb 1
Day 8
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IELTS UKVI Examination
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Edinburgh College
Burns Supper
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Sun, Feb 2
Mon, Feb 3
Day 1
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L6 Form History trip to Durham
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Tue, Feb 4
Day 2
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UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge National Final
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London, Lindley Hall
Thu, Feb 6
Day 4
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UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge
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Theatre
Fri, Feb 7
Day 5
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Sat, Feb 8
IELTS Examination
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Basil Paterson
Sun, Feb 9
Mon, Feb 10
Tue, Feb 11
Wed, Feb 12
Thu, Feb 13
Fri, Feb 14
Sat, Feb 15
Sun, Feb 16
Meeting of the Pringle Parents' Forum
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Pringle Centre
Meeting of the Parents' Forum
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Old Library
Meeting of the Parents' Forum
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Old Library
End of Half Term for Boarders
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Mon, Feb 17
Day 5
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End of Half Term for Day Boys
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Wed, Feb 19
Day 7
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Juniors' Careers Week Workshop
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Pringle House
First - Third Form Tutorial
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Thu, Feb 20
Day 8
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Lunchtime Concert Club - Keyboard
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Memorial Hall
Fri, Feb 21
Day 1
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First Form Teachers' Meeting
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Pringle Centre
Merchiston Juniors' Cecil Stagg Society Meeting
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Pringle House
Sat, Feb 22
Day 2
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IELTS UKVI Examination
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Edinburgh College
Fifth Form Parents' Meeting
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Mon, Feb 24
Day 3
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Meeting of the Board of Governors
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Old Library
Fourth Form GCSE Straw Poll
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E1, E2, E3
Tue, Feb 25
Day 4
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Sat, Feb 29
Subscribe to Alerts Day 8
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Subscribe to Alerts Open Morning
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Memorial Hall
Subscribe to Alerts Open Morning
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Memorial Hall
Subscribe to Alerts Open Morning
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Memorial Hall