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School Holidays

Northern Ireland School Holidays 2024 and 2025

This page contains the 2024 and 2025 school holidays as published by the Department of Education in Northern Ireland to help you start planning.

Note that dates for individual schools may vary due to teacher training days and other school-specific considerations.

School Holidays 2023-2024

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2023
(Fri)
Autumn Half Term Holidays30 Oct 2023
(Mon)
31 Oct 2023
(Tue)
Christmas Holidays22 Dec 2023
(Fri)
2 Jan 2024
(Tue)
Spring Half Term Holidays15 Feb 2024
(Thu)
16 Feb 2024
(Fri)
Spring Holidays28 Mar 2024
(Thu)
5 Apr 2024
(Fri)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2024
(Mon)
30 Aug 2024
(Fri)

School Holidays 2024-2025

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School2 Sep 2024
(Mon)
Autumn Half Term Holidays31 Oct 2024
(Thu)
1 Nov 2024
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays23 Dec 2024
(Mon)
2 Jan 2025
(Thu)
Spring Half Term Holidays13 Feb 2025
(Thu)
14 Feb 2025
(Fri)
Spring Holidays17 Apr 2025
(Thu)
25 Apr 2025
(Fri)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2025
(Tue)

Generally, the holiday dates announced at a council level don’t change very often. However, we encourage you to check back regularly for any amendments that may occur, and to consult the Department of Education website for their 2023-2024 approved calendar and 2024-2025 approved calendar. You may also wish to visit the Department of Education homepage to check for any urgent or last-minute updates that may not have been incorporated into the official calendars.