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Northern Ireland School Holidays 2022 and 2023

This page contains the 2022 and 2023 school holidays as published by the Department of Education in Northern Ireland to help you start planning.

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 2021-2022 approved calendar and 2022-2023 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.

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

School Holidays 2021-2022

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2021
(Wed)
Autumn Half Term Holidays28 Oct 2021
(Thu)
29 Oct 2021
(Fri)
Christmas Holidays23 Dec 2021
(Thu)
3 Jan 2022
(Mon)
Spring Half Term Holidays17 Feb 2022
(Thu)
18 Feb 2022
(Fri)
Spring Holidays14 Apr 2022
(Thu)
22 Apr 2022
(Fri)
Summer Half Term Holidays2 Jun 2022
(Thu)
3 Jun 2022
(Fri)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2022
(Fri)
31 Aug 2022
(Wed)

School Holidays 2022-2023

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2022
(Thu)
Autumn Half Term Holidays31 Oct 2022
(Mon)
2 Nov 2022
(Wed)
Christmas Holidays22 Dec 2022
(Thu)
3 Jan 2023
(Tue)
Spring Half Term Holidays16 Feb 2023
(Thu)
17 Feb 2023
(Fri)
Spring Holidays6 Apr 2023
(Thu)
14 Apr 2023
(Fri)
Summer Holidays3 Jul 2023
(Mon)