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Schools and childcare

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All children are now back in school full-time. But It’s important to remember that, while life starts to regain some kind of pre-Covid familiarity, there's a need to remain alert. There are still quite strict Covid-19 measures in place and the more we all stick with these, the less chance there is of an outbreak in one of our nurseries or schools.

Regular testing can also play a big part in stopping the spread on Covid-19 in our schools. Secondary school children can collect kits from school to test at home. Please encourage your children to self-test regularly, using the kits supplied.

More information on where, when and how the whole family can get tested can be found in the simple guide to testing and vaccine centres in FIfe

In-service days/holidays

There will be two  holidays this term for all schools. The public holiday will be the traditional May Bank Holiday and will take place on Monday, 3 May. There is an additional school holiday on Monday 7 June. All schools will be closed to pupils and staff on these days.

An In-service day for all schools and nurseries is being held on the Scottish Parliament election day on Thursday, 6 May.  All our schools and nurseries will be closed to pupils on that day. Staff in nurseries and primary schools will use these days for training and development.

The Scottish Government have also allocated a further two in-service days for secondary schools, to support teachers with the Alternative Certification Model for SQA qualifications. In Fife these will be Thursday 3 and Friday 4 June. Following the cancellation of this year’s SQA exams, due to Covid-19, our teachers and schools are now required to provide assessment for those students. These days will be used by teachers to carry out essential assessment and quality assurance activity, linked to the Alternative Certification Model.  On these dates, our secondary schools are closed to students and there will be no remote learning available.


For general information on schools, please see our main schools page for more information.

The latest information on school transport arrangements can be found here.

Check to see if you child(ren) is/are entitled to free school meals or clothing grants.

For the latest news about free school meals, please click on the ‘Coronavirus – money & benefits updates’ box at the top of the free school meals or clothing grants page.

For more information about how the covid protection levels affect childcare and children seeing friends & family, visit parentclub.scot