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 10th August to Wednesday 12th August 2020

School Re-opens

Thursday 13th August 2020

September Weekend

Friday 25th September and Monday 28th September 2020

School re-opens

Tuesday 29th September 2020

In-Service Day

Friday 9th October 2020

October holiday

Monday 12th to Friday 19th October 2020

Winter Term



School re-opens

Monday 19th October 2020

Finish for Chirstmas Holiday

Tuesday 22nd December 2020 at 2:30pm – early close

Christmas Holiday

Wednesday 23rd December 2020 to Tuesday 5th January 2021

School re-opens

Wednesday 6th January 2021

February break

Monday 8th February and Tuesday 9th February 2021

In-Service Day

Wednesday 10th February 2021

School re-opens

Thursday 11th February 2021

School closes for Spring Break

Thursday 1st April 2021 at 2:30pm – early close

Spring holiday

Friday 2nd April to Friday 16th April 2021
(Good Friday – 2nd April 2021, Easter Monday – 5th April 2021)

Spring Term



School re-opens

Monday 19th April 2021

May Holiday

Monday 3rd May 2021

In-Service Day

Tuesday 4th May 2021

May Weekend

Friday 28th May and Monday 31st May 2021

Summer Term



School re-opens

Tuesday 1st June 2021

Last day

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at 2:30pm – early close