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Northern Ireland School Holidays 2019 and 2020

This page contains the 2019 and 2020 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 2019-2020 approved calendar.

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

School Holidays 2019/2020

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School2 Sep 2019
(Mon)
Autumn Half Term Holidays31 Oct 2019
(Thu)
1 Nov 2019
(Fri)
Winter Holidays23 Dec 2019
(Mon)
3 Jan 2020
(Fri)
Spring Half Term Holidays17 Feb 2020
(Mon)
18 Feb 2020
(Tue)
Spring Holidays9 Apr 2020
(Thu)
17 Apr 2020
(Fri)
Summer Holidays1 Jul 2020
(Wed)