School holidays Northern Ireland

Are you looking for the date of a specific school holiday in Northern Ireland? On holiday-calender.net you will find the school holidays in primary and general secondary education for the 2011/2012 school year.

School holidays Northern Ireland 2011-2012

School holiday Primary education General secondary education
Starting date of students’ school year 1 September 2011 1 September 2011
End of students’ school year 30 June 2012 30 June 2012
Autumn holidays 2 days
31 October – 1 November 2011
2 days
31 October – 1 November 2011
Christmas/New Year 1.5 weeks
22 December 2011 –
2 January 2012
1.5 weeks
22 December 2011 –
2 January 2012
Winter/Carnival 2 days
16 – 17 February 2012
2 days
16 – 17 February 2012
Spring/Easter 1 week
21 – 29 April 2011
1 week
21 – 29 April 2011
Third term - -
Summer 9 weeks
Between 1 July and the first week of September 2012
9 weeks
Between 1 July and the first week of September 2012
Public/religious holidays 19 March 2012 – St Patrick’s Day (not all schools)
7 May 2012 – early May Bank
Holiday
4 – 5 June 2012 – Spring Bank
Holiday and Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee
19 March 2012 – St Patrick’s Day (not all schools)
7 May 2012 – early May Bank
Holiday
4 – 5 June 2012 – Spring Bank
Holiday and Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee
Starting date of teachers’
school year
1 September 2011 1 September 2011
End of teachers’ school year Not 30 June 2012 30 June 2012

Additional notes:
The table shows the dates on which schools are closed to pupils. Teachers must attend on 5 of these dates for training and development purposes.
Schools are required to be in operation for 200 days a year; however, schools have the discretion to close for up to 5 optional days. Optional days are intended to cover closings throughout the year in special circumstances, for example the death of a person connected with the school, the need to move premises, the start of building work at the school or
church holy days. These optional days are therefore likely to differ from school to school.

Source: Eurydice