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.


Autumn Term



In Service Days

Monday 12 August 2019 and Tuesday 13 August 2019

School Re-opens

Wednesday 14 August 2019

September Weekend

Friday 27 September and Monday 30 September

School re-opens

Tuesday 1st October

In-Service Day

Friday 11 October 2019

October holiday

Monday 14 October 2019 to Friday 18 October 2019

Winter Term



School re-opens

Monday 21 October 2019

Finish for Chirstmas Holiday

Thursday 19 December at 2:30pm – early close

Christmas Holiday

Friday 20 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020

School re-opens

Monday 6 January 2020

February break

Monday 10 February 2020 and Tuesday 11 February 2020

In-Service Day

Wednesday 12 February 2020

School re-opens

Thursday 13 February 2020

School closes for Spring Break

Friday 3 April at 2:30pm – early close

Spring holiday

Monday 6 April 2020 to Friday 17 April 2020

Spring Term



School re-opens

Monday 20 April 2020

In-Service Day

Thursday 7 May 2020

May Holiday

Friday 8 May 2020

May Weekend

Friday 22 May 2020 and Monday 25 May 2020

Summer Term



School re-opens

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Last day

Wednesday 24 June 2020 2:30pm – early close