School Holiday Dates
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.
Primary schools usually finish the school year sometime during the last week in June.
Post primary schools will not be open beyond the Friday preceding the June bank holiday in any year so as to facilitate the state examinations.
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.
October 2016 mid-term break
All schools will close from Monday 31st October 2016 to Friday 4th November 2016 inclusive.
Easter, Christmas and Mid-term Breaks
The standard breaks at Christmas, Easter and Mid-term in the first and second terms for the school years 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 are available under Circular 0016/2014 - Standardisation of the school year 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17