School is out for summer.
While the summer holiday from school is in full swing, the new academic year isn’t far off.
It has been a much needed break for many pupils, parents and teachers after a school year interrupted by various Covid restrictions.
Families across the UK are enjoying time together at home or out and about as many activity centres and entertainment venues reopen.
Yet the summer holidays have a habit of flying by, leading to many parents starting to plan for the big return to the classroom for 2021/22.
If you have a child at a Glasgow City Council school, then here’s all you need to know about when the kids go back and key term dates for the new academic year.
When do kids go back to school?
Pupils across the UK are currently enjoying their summer holiday away from the classroom but it won’t be long before they return to school.
Schools will soon reopen to staff and pupils for the 2021/22 autumn term - but not all schools go back at the same time.
There are slight variations across the UK with schools in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland having different return dates.
School pupils in Scotland are scheduled to return on Monday 16 August 2021.
Schools in England and Northern Ireland go back on Wednesday 1 September 2021, with pupils in Wales returning on Thursday 2 September 2021.
There are often differences in dates between state and privately owned education centres so it is advised to always check with your child’s school.
What are the 2021 Glasgow school term dates?
Pupils will return to Glasgow schools on Monday 16 August.
Teachers will return slightly earlier on Thursday 12 August and Friday 13 August will be an in-service day.
September Weekend will take place on Friday 24 September to Monday 27 September.
There is an in-service day scheduled for Friday 8 October and October Week will take place from Monday 11-15 October.
When do Glasgow schools break up for Christmas?
Schools will close at 2.30pm on Wednesday 22 December 2021 for the Christmas holidays.
Pupils will have almost two weeks away from school for the festive period before returning on Wednesday 5 January 2022.
Key 2022 dates for Glasgow schools
There will be a February mid-term break from Monday 14 February to Wednesday 16 February, with pupils returning on Thursday 17 February.
Schools will close for Easter at 2.30pm on Friday 1 April and return on Tuesday 19 April, with Good Friday on 15 April and Easter Monday on 18 April.
Glasgow schools will have a May Holiday on Monday 2 May and an in-service day on Thursday 5 May to coincide with Scottish local government elections.
Pupils will also be off from school on Friday 27 May, Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June, with the latter for the Queen’s Jubilee.
When do Glasgow schools break up for summer 2022?
Glasgow schools are scheduled to close at 1pm on Friday 24 June for the summer holidays, with Wednesday 17 August proposed as a return date for all pupils for the 2022/23 academic year.
Teachers will return on Monday 15 August and there is a proposed in-service day on Tuesday 16 August.
Do I still have to record Covid test results during the summer holidays?
School pupils have undergone regular lateral flow testing during the Covid pandemic to help limit the spread of the virus.
Advice from the Department of Education is to continue with regular lateral flow tests in the holidays and register results online.
Parents have been assured reporting will not lead to more school closures, rather "to help councils and local health officials understand the community rates of infection better, enabling them to identify any possible outbreaks early and to take appropriate action in order to help to break chains of transmission".