School calendar and holidays 2017/2018 (NI)


Each year, schools provide a list of dates that they will be closed throughout the year. Knowing when the kids are off is important, particularly if you have to organise childcare in advance, so make sure you bookmark this article.

While schools will provide their own detailed list of closures, here we have outlined a general list of term-times and holidays, according to the Department of Education.



Friday, 1st

Schools reopen after summer holidays



Monday, 30th to Tuesday 31st




Wednesday, 1st

Schools reopen after Halloween



Thursday, 21st

Schools close for Christmas break



Monday, 1st

Schools reopen after Christmas break



Thursday, 15th to Friday, 16

Mid-term break


Monday, 22nd

Schools reopen after mid-term



Thursday, 29th to April 6th




Monday, 9th

Schools reopen after Easter



Monday, 7th

Schools close for May Day


Monday, 28th

Second May Bank Holiday



Monday, 2nd

Summer holidays begin


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