Result of Consultation on Proposal to Revise Dates for Inset Days

The comments received during the consultation on the proposal to change the dates of Inset days planned to take place on Friday have been considered. The majority of comments were not supportive of a move away from a Friday and as a result of the views expressed, it has been decided to remain with the dates already planned and published on Scottish Borders Council’s website and there will be no changes at this time.

A wider consultation on school holidays and term times will commence at the beginning of the new school term in August 2016 and this will allow for fuller consideration of future Inset dates. A number of comments received indicated a preference to extend the February break and a range of options will be included in the consultation.

I would like to thank parents and staff for contributing to the consultation.

Yours sincerely


Michelle Strong
Chief Officer – Education Service