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Term, holiday and closure dates


The school session is divided into three terms beginning in August, January and April.   

School term, holiday and closure dates can be downloaded from 'Online Tools' on the right.

Calendars showing the primary and secondary school session dates during 2013/14 and 2014/15 are also available to download for ease of reference.

updated: 02/12/2013  

Frequently Asked Questions

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What happens if we have booked family holidays outwith the school holiday dates?

Family holidays will be marked in school as an unauthorised absence. This will be done even if you have told the school you intend to take your child on holiday. No school work will be given, although some schools may consider giving you information about what will be covered during the absence. Extended visits overseas to relatives or extended absence in relation to children of travelling people will be marked as an authorised absence. Extended is defined as a period of more than four weeks. If you wish to discuss the matter further in relation to your child, please contact the school.

Who sets the school holiday dates?

The dates are set by the Education Executive in consultation with Staff Associations and Head Teachers. The following year's term dates are usually published in October of each year.