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

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.

School holidays 2020/2021

School term dates for pupils in Northern Ireland for 2020/2021 school year.

Event Dates (inclusive)
Schools resume after summer holiday 1 September 2020
Halloween 29 to 30 October 2020
Christmas and New Year 22 December 2020 to 1 January 2021
Mid-term 18 to 19 February 2021
St Patrick's Day 17 March 2021
Easter 1 to 9 April 2021
May Day 3 May 2021
Second May Bank Holiday 31 May 2021
Summer holiday begins 1 July 2021

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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