School term dates for pupils in Northern Ireland.

School holidays 2016/2017

School term dates for pupils in Northern Ireland for 2016/2017 school year.

Event Date
Schools resume after summer holidays 1 September 2016
Halloween 31 October 2016 to 1 November 2016
Christmas and New Year 21 December 2016 to 2 January 2017 (inclusive)
Mid-term 16 to 17 February 2017
St Patrick’s Day 17 March 2017*
Easter 13 April 2017 to 21 April 2017 
May Day 1 May 2017
Second May Bank Holiday 29 May 2017
Summer holiday begins 1 July 2017

*Not all schools close on St Patrick’s Day.

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.

School holidays 2017/2018

School term dates for pupils in Northern Ireland for 2017/2018 school year.

Event Date
Schools resume after summer holidays 1 September 2017
Halloween 30 October 2017 to 31 October 2017
Christmas and New Year 21 December 2017 to 1 January 2018 (inclusive)
Mid-term 15 to 16 February 2018
Easter 29 March 2018 to 6 April 2018
May Day 7 May 2018
Second May Bank Holiday 28 May 2018
Summer holiday begins 2 July 2018

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.

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