July 4, 2023

When are kids back to school in Ireland 2023/2024

It’s coming very close to that time of year again when the questions, ‘When are the kids back to school’ is on the tip of everyone’s’ tongues.

It creeps up on you before you know it.

Not to mention how your kids probably feel too!

We absolutely love Back to School time at Intersport Elverys and in this blog we’re going to answer the big question: when are kids back to school for the 2023/2024 year.

We’ll also give you details on all the other school holidays so you can be prepared for the year ahead.

If you’re looking for some other great content on Back to School, check it out at the end of this blog.

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When are kids back to school 2023/2024

Generally speaking, kids are back to school in and around the week September 1, but most are likely to start during the last week of August.

This is because school summer holidays are not standardised, meaning you should check with your respective schools to get the exact dates. Otherwise, they will likely be in touch too.

The reason for this is because of legal requirement for Post-Primary schools to be open for a minimum of 166 days and Primary level to be open for 182 days a year.

Schools have discretionary days to use during the year and that often determines the question you all want to know: when are kids back to school.

when are kids back to school

The last day of the school year or term will always take place before the June Bank Holiday weekend for Post Primary or Secondary Schools.

Or if you’re wondering when do primary schools close for summer, it will arrive at the end of June.

while the last day of primary school will arrive at the end of June.

And don’t forget, the results of the Leaving Cert are out on Friday, August 25.

School Holidays 2023/2024 in Ireland

Now you know when are schools back in Ireland for the Summer this year, below are when the rest of the school holidays fall.

Halloween Break 2023

The Halloween break or the first mid-term break for the 2023/2024 school year is taking place from Monday, October 30 – November 3, 2023.

This is the first holiday for students during the new school term and is the same for both Primary and Secondary School.

Christmas Holidays 2023

The final day of the school term before the Christmas Holidays of 2023 is Friday, December 22.

Schools will then re-open on Monday, January 8.

Mid-Term Break 2024

Kids don’t have too long to wait until the 2024 mid-term break!

This school year, the holidays start on Monday, February 12 and run for the week, finishing on February 16.

Primary schools will generally only have the Thursday and Friday for the mid-term break, unless they decide to use three discretionary days to extend this mid-term break to five days.

This is up to each school so you should check with them respectively.

School Easter Holidays 2024

In 2024 the Easter School Holidays take place from Monday, March 25 to Friday, April 5 2024.

Easter falls early in 2024 and it’s always a holiday the kids, parents and teachers alike love.

Back to School

If you’re looking for some more Back to School content, you should really consider some of the below blogs:

If not, keep scrolling if you want to visit our Kids category on our website.

Fun Back to School Activities for Kids

A How-To Guide to Keeping Your Kids Active during the School Year

Tips for Balancing School and Sports for your Kids

Schoolbags and Size Guide

Schoolbags for Girls

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