Extended holiday

SECONDARY school pupils will have an extra day’s summer holiday this year.

Whilst their primary school counterparts return on Tuesday, August 14, pupils at Forfar Academy and Webster’s High School won’t be back at their desk until Wednesday, August 15 due to an additional in-service day. Staff return on Monday, August 13 which is an in-service day, with the Tuesday in secondary schools an additional in-service day. The additional days were agreed to support secondary schools prepare for the new SQA national qualifications as part of a support package confirmed by Scottish Government officials in March.