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School Holiday Dates

Christmas 2016

All schools will close on Thursday 22nd December 2016, which will be the final day of the school term.
All schools will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.

Easter, Christmas and Mid-term Breaks

The standard breaks at Christmas, Easter and Mid-term in the first and second terms for the 2016/2017 school year are available under Circular 0016/2014 - Standardisation of the school year 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17

2017/2018 and Subsequent School Years

Note on 2017/18 and subsequent school years: The parties will review the operation of the arrangements not later than spring of 2017. Click here if you would like us to notify you when the dates are published.

Summer Holidays

Schools are required to be open for a minimum of 167 days at post-primary level and 183 days at primary level. 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, the school year may start in the week prior to that in which 1st September falls if this is necessary in order to meet the overall requirement of a minimum of 167 days at post-primary level or 183 days at primary level.

You should check the exact dates with your school.