Here are the School Holidays 2019-2020

Jill Holtz

May 23, 2019

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Knowing the school holidays in advance can help you plan vacations and childcare, and ensure your children are in school when they are meant to be! So if you’re wondering when are the school holidays this year for where you live, here are the school holiday dates for 2019 to 2020 for schools in different places.

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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 being fined 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 2019/2020 in Ireland

school holidays 2017 and 2018 Ireland

October Mid-Term Break: Monday 28th October 2019 to Friday 1st November 2019 inclusive

December Christmas Holidays: All schools from Friday 20th December 2019, reopening Monday 6th January 2020

February Mid-Term Break: Secondary schools close Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020. Primary schools close Thursday 20th & 21st February 2020 (may extend to 5 day break).

March St Patrick’s Day: Tuesday 17th March

April Easter Holidays: All schools will close on Friday 3rd April 2020, re-opening Monday 20th April 2020

May Bank Holiday: Monday 4th May 2020

June Bank Holiday: Monday 1st June 2020

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School Holidays 2019/2020 in England

School Holidays 2017 and 2018 England

Dates may vary by area.

Start of new school year: Wednesday 4th September 2019

October Half Term: Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October inclusive

Christmas Holiday: Thursday 19 December 2019 until Sunday 5 January 2020

February Half Term: Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February 2020 inclusive

Easter Holiday: Thursday 2nd April to Friday 17th April 2020 inclusive

Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 4th May 2020

May/June Half Term: Monday 25th May to Friday 28th May 2020 inclusive

Last Day of Summer Term: Wednesday 22nd July 2020

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School Holidays 2019/2020 in Wales

Return Date for Pupils: Monday 2nd September 2019

October half term: 28th October – 1st Nov 2019

Christmas holidays: 20th December 2019 – 6th Jan 2020

Spring half term: 17th – 21st February 2020

Easter holidays: 3rd – 20th April 2020

May Bank Holiday: Monday 4th May 2020

Summer half term 2020: 25th – 29th May 2020

Summer holiday 2020: Starts 20th July 2020

School Holidays 2019/2020 in Scotland

School Holidays 2017 and 2018 Scotland

Dates may vary by area.

Return Date for Pupils: Thursday 15th August 2019

September Weekend: Friday 17th – Monday 20th September 2019 inclusive.

First Mid-Term: Monday 14th to Friday 18th October 2019.

In-service day – all schools: Monday 18th November 2019

Christmas Holiday: Friday 20th December 2019 to Tuesday 6th January 2020 inclusive.

Second Mid-Term:  Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th February 2020.

In-service day – all schools: Wednesday 12th February 2020

Spring Holiday: Monday 5th to Monday 20th April 2020.

May Day: Monday 4th May 2020

In-service day – all schools: Tuesday 5th May 2020

May Weekend: Monday 25th May 2020

Schools Close: Schools close at 1pm on Wednesday 24th June 2020

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School Holidays 2019/2020 in the USA

School Holidays 2017 and 2018 in the USA

Dates vary by state and school district but broadly speaking term and holiday dates this year are:

School Reopens: Thursday 5 Sep 2019

Autumn Vacation: Monday 7th October to 14th October 2019

Thanksgiving Break: 28 Nov 2019

Winter Break: Friday 20th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020

Midwinter Break: Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February 2020

Spring Break: Monday 20th – Friday 24th April 2020.

School Closes: 22 Jun 2020

School Holidays 2019/2020 in Australia

School Holidays 2017 and 2018 in Australia

Find out about the current year and next year’s term dates for Australia’s state and territory government schools.

If you live in another country and would like us to add your school dates, contact us and we’ll be happy to add them!

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