School Day Alignment Consultation

Closes 8 Mar 2024

Opened 1 Feb 2024


We want to hear your views on plans to align the start/end time of the school day across all 6 Midlothian secondary schools.

Under this proposal, Midlothian secondary schools would begin classes at 8.40am each day, Monday through Friday. In each secondary school classes would finish at 3.25pm each day, Monday through Thursday.  On a Friday classes in each secondary school would finish at 12.15pm.   

This means that the overall length of the pupil/student week for all secondary schools will be the same, organised across 32 x 50 minute periods.  The proposal is that the period times of Senior Phase classes will start and end at the same time in each school.  The allows schools to collaborate to develop an improved curricular offer for all schools.

The consultation begins on Thursday 1 February 2024 and ends on Friday 8 March 2024. A copy of the Proposal Document can be found at the bottom of this page.

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