Emma holds up one of her reading booksA pupil and support worker Yoga session with our young people

East Park School provides education for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18, with complex additional support needs. All pupils have a significant learning difficulty coupled with other potential barriers to learning including physical disability, sensory impairment, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Attachment disorder, Autism and challenging behaviour. A high proportion of the pupils are on the autistic spectrum and require specialist environments and strategies in order to access a rich and purposeful curriculum. East Park provides comprehensive learning environments and opportunities for this group of pupils through:

  • Personal support plans
  • Individual and group teaching and learning
  • Elaborated curriculum based on the Curriculum for Excellence
  • Outdoor learning activities
  • Links with colleges and other schools
  • Specialised resources and equipment
  • Use of community facilities and amenities

Many are non-verbal communicators, a significant number require personal care, the majority have no sense of danger, and all require a high staff ratio to enable them to successfully access the full curriculum and the community.

School Term Dates

Calendar of Events at East Park

Pupils finish for May Weekend Pupils
Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 3pm

May Weekend
Friday 24th May and Monday 27th May 2019

Pupil Return Date
Tuesday 28th May 2019

Pupils finish for Summer Break
Friday 28th June 2019 at 2:30pm

School Staff Return Date
Monday 12th August 2019

In Service Days
Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August 2019

Pupils Return Date
Wednesday 14th August 2019

September Weekend
Friday 27th and Monday 30th September 2019

Pupil Return Date
Tuesday 1st October 2019

Pupils finish for October Break
Thursday 10th October 2019 at 3pm

In Service Day
Friday 11th October 2019(inclusive)

October Break
Monday 14th to Friday 18th October 2019 (inclusive)

Pupils Return Date
Monday 21st October 2019

Pupils finish for Christmas/New Year
Thursday 19th December 2019 at 2:30pm

Christmas/New Year Holidays
Friday 20th December 2019 to Friday 3rd January 2020 (inclusive)

2020 Return Date
Monday 6th January 2020

Pupils finish for February Break
Friday 7th February 2020 at 3pm

February Break
Monday 10th to Tuesday 11th February 2020

In Service
Wednesday 12th February 2020

Pupil Return Date
Thursday 13th February 2020

Pupils finish for Spring Holiday
Friday 3rd April 2020 at 3pm

Spring Holiday
Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April 2020 (inclusive)
Good Friday - Friday 12th April 2020
Easter Monday - Monday 15th April 2020

Pupil Return Date
Monday 20th April 2020

Pupils finish for May Holiday
Friday 1st May 2020 at 3pm

May Holiday
Monday 4th May 2020 (inclusive)

In Service Day
Tuesday 5th May 2020

Pupil Return Date
Wednesday 6th May 2020

May Weekend
Friday 22nd May and Monday 25th May 2020

Pupil Return Date
Tuesday 26th May 2019

Pupils finish for Summer Break
Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 2:30pm