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2021/2022 School Year Calendar



Below is the agreed school calendar for 2021/2022. Contingency arrangements have been put in place within the standardised school year to deal with unforseen school closures. Parents should be aware of these contingency arrangements if booking holidays.

October 2021 mid-term break

All schools will close from Monday 25th October 2021 to Friday 29th October 2021 inclusive.

Christmas 2021

All schools will close on Wednesday 22nd December 2021 which will be the final day of the school term.
All schools will re-open on Thursday 6th January 2022

February 2022 mid-term break

All primary schools will close on Thursday 24th February 2022 and Friday 25th February 2022. (Primary schools may use 3 discretionary days to extend this break to an alternative option of a 5 day break for the period from Monday 21st February 2022 to Friday 25th February 2022 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures.)

Post-primary schools will close from Monday 21st February 2022 to Friday 25th February 2022 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures.

Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the February mid-term break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 23rd February 2022.

Easter 2022

All schools will close on Friday 8th April 2022, which will be the final day of the school term, unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 13th April 2022.
All schools will re-open on Monday 25th April 2022




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