School Holidays

The non-operational dates for 2018/19 are now available.  Individual schools have discretion for exact holidays within the guidelines outlined in this section.

During these dates school meals, home-to-school transport (including transport for statemented pupils) will not be provided, and school bus/train passes will not be valid on the following dates in the 2018/2019 school year.

Dates No. of Days
1 August - 31 August 2018 23
31 October 2018 1
1 November 2018 - 2 November 2018 2
24 December 2018 - 31 December 2018 6
1 January 2019 1
18 February 2019 - 19 February 2019 2
18 April 2019 - 26 April 2019 7
6 May 2019 - 27 May 2019 2
1 July 2019 - 31 July 2019 23
Total 67

For 2018/2019 the total school holiday entitlement is 71 days. This leaves 4 days at the discretion of the school.

However, schools should be aware that historically across some of the 5 legacy operational areas, Catering and Home to School Transport was not provided on St Patrick’s Day and will not be available in all areas on Monday 18 March 2019; and consequently in these areas schools will only have 3 discretionary days.

Before finalising your own arrangement, schools should liaise with their local EA Transport Office to establish the arrangements that will apply in their case.

Last upated: 17/10/2018