School Holidays 2023-2023
There are guidelines now in place in many schools to discourage parents removing their children unnecessarily (apart from illness) during term-time – in some places for example, you even risk a daily fine for taking your child out of school without permission!
So it pays to be savvy about when your child is meant to be in school.
School Holidays 2023/2024 in Ireland
October Mid-Term: Monday 3oth October to Friday3rd November 2023 inclusive
Christmas Holidays: All schools from Friday 22nd December 2023, reopening Monday 8th January 2024.
February Mid-Term: Secondary schools close Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2024 inclusive (some may close on Wednesday 14th February if contingency days are needed). Primary schools close Thursday 15th February and Friday 16th February 2024 (may extend to 5 day break).
St Patrick’s Day: Friday 15th or Monday 18th March 2024
Easter Holidays: All schools will close on Friday 22nd March 2024, re-opening Monday 8th April 2024. (Some schools who need to make up contingency days, may remain open until Wednesday March 27th 2024)
May Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May 2024
June Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd June 2024
The Department of Education website has all the details.
School Holidays 2023/2024 in England
Dates may vary by area.
Start of New School Year: Monday 4th September 2023
Autumn/October Mid-Term: Monday 16th October to Friday 27th October 2023 inclusive
Christmas Holidays: Monday 18th December 2023, reopening Monday 8th January 2024
Spring Half-Term/February Mid-Term: Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2024 inclusive
Spring/Easter Holidays: Monday 25th March to Friday 12th April 2024 inclusive
May Bank Holidays: Monday 6th May 2023 and Monday 27th May 2024
Summer Half-Term: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2024 inclusive
End of School Year: Schools close Friday 5th July 2024