School term dates for pupils in Northern Ireland.

School holidays 2019/2020

School term dates for pupils in Northern Ireland for 2019/2020 school year.

Event

Dates (inclusive)

Schools resume after summer holiday

2 September 2019

Halloween

31 October 2019 to 1 November 2019

Christmas and New Year

23 December 2019 to 3 January 2020

Mid-term

17 to 18 February 2020

Easter

9 to 17 April 2020

May Day

8 May 2020

Second May Bank Holiday

25 May 2020

Summer holiday begins

1 July 2020

Note: Schools have the discretion to take a number of staff training and school development days.  Pupils do not attend on these days and such days are likely to differ from school to school.

Schools should note that, due to St Patrick’s Day on 17 March 2020, catering and home to school transport services will not operate.  As a consequence of this, schools may require to close on this date

On 7 June the government announced that the early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Schools can contact the EA regarding catering and home to school transport arrangements on this day.

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