See our Back to School
page for all the latest information and advice.
Post-primary schools must be open for at least 167 days and primary schools must be open for at least 183 days. School summer holidays are not standardised and schools may use discretionary days to determine the precise start and end of the school year.
Schools will normally re-open during the week in which 1st September falls. However, they may open in the week before this, if necessary in order to meet the overall requirement of at least 167 days at post-primary level or 183 days at primary level.
You should check the exact dates with your school.
Easter, Christmas and Mid-term Breaks
The standard breaks at Christmas, Easter and Mid-term in the first and second terms for the 2020/2021, 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 school years are available under the following circular:
Standardisation of the School Year in respect of Primary & Post-Primary Schools for the years 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23