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School Year Calendar Arrangements 2020/2021

Check out the school year calendar arrangements below along with links to some of the most popular sections on the site throughout each month of the school year on the right.

- September 2020 -

Key Dates for September

End of August /beginning September - Schools throughout the country re-open - read more.

16th - 18th September 2020 - Higher Options Conference RDS

- October 2020 -

Key Dates for October

Mid-Term Break - All schools will close from

Mon 26th Oct 2020 to Fri 30th Oct 2020 inclusive. 
Halloween falls on Saturday 31st October.

Visit our Halloween Section for Halloween camps, activities & family breaks

10th - 18th October = Maths Week

- November 2020 -

Key Dates for November

8th - 15th November = Science Week

- December 2020 -

Key Dates for December

nal day of Christmas Term = 22nd Dec
Final Day of Christmas Term Tuesday 22nd December
Christmas Holidays - 23rd Dec to 5th Jan inclusive
Schools re-open Wed 6th January

Christmas Section

- January 2021 -

Key Dates for January

Wednesday 6th January - Schools re-open

January = BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, is going virtual

February Mid-Term

- February 2021 -

Key Dates for February

February Mid-Term Break*
Secondary closed 15th to 19th Feb incl.
Primary closed 18th- 19th Feb with option to extend to 5 day break. *NB changes to these dates may occur as part of contingency arrangements to make up for lost school time

1st February - CAO Closing Date

February Mid-Term

- March 2021 -

Key Dates for March

Wednesday 17th March - Saint Patricks's Day

Engineers Week - 27th February - 5th March

- April 2021 -

Key Dates for April

Final Day of Term 26th March
School Closed 29th March to 9th April inclusive
*NB changes to these dates may occur as part of contingency arrangements to make up lost school time

Easter Camp Section coming soon

- May 2021 -

Key Dates for May

Monday 3rd May = May Bank Holiday

End of May/beginning June - Secondary schools finish


- June 2021 -

Key Dates for June

7th June = Bank Holiday
June - Junior Cert & Leaving Cert exams TBC
View Junior Cert Timetable
View Leaving Cert Timetable
Visit our Summer Fun Section
Note about School Summer Holiday Dates