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 begains

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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