Standardisation of the School Year in respect of Primary & Post-Primary Schools for the years 2019/20 and 2020/21.

Direct from the Department of Education and Skills. As of 25th of March 2020. These dates might change due to lost time with the coronavirus.  

School Year 2020/2021

October 2020 mid-term break
All schools will close from Monday 26th October 2020 to Friday 30th October 2020 inclusive.

Christmas 2020
All schools will close on Tuesday 22nd December 2020, which will be the final day of the school term. All schools will re-open on Wednesday 6th January 2021.

February 2021 mid-term break
All primary schools will close on Thursday 18th February 2021 and Friday 19th February 2021. (Primary schools may use 3 discretionary days to extend this break to an alternative option of a 5 day break for the period from Monday 15th February 2021 to Friday 19th February 2021 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures.)
Post-primary schools will close from Monday 15th February 2021 to Friday 19th February 2021 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the February mid-term break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 17th February 2021.

Easter 2021
All schools will close on Friday 26th March 2021, which will be the final day of the school term, unless changes are required as part of contingency
arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length
of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 31st March 2021. All schools will re-open on Monday 12th April 2021.

Summer Holiday – These can vary, check with individual schools.

Post-Primary 30th May to 1st September. Primary 30th June to 1st of September.

October 2021 mid-term break
All schools will close from Monday 25th October 2021 to Friday 29th October 2021 inclusive.

Christmas 2021
All schools will close on Wednesday 22nd December 2021, which will be the final day of the school term. All schools will re-open on Thursday 6th January 2022.