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