School holidays 2019 UK

School Holidays 2019 United Kingdom (UK) 

At this moment not all term dates are known or published. We will collect these dates the coming period. As soon as possible we will publish all the dates for the school holidays 2019 in the UK here. You can also check out the separate pages for England, Northern IrelandScotland and Wales.

If you are looking for the dates for 2018, please take a look at the following page: School holidays uk 2018.

At the bottom of this page you will soon find the public holidays in the United Kingdom 2019.

Please note that public schools and private schools often have shorter terms and longer holidays.

School Holidays 2019 England

Below are the dates for 2019 for England. As not all councils have determined all the dates for 2019 yet, these dates will be updated regularly. Details by council will follow as soon as possible after publication.

School holidays England 2019 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeekDetails
Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 04-01-2019 52 - 1Councils will followChristmas holiday 2018EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: End and start date may vary a bit. Some exceptions exist: e.g. Bradford and Manchester. Thursday 20 December 2018 - Tuesday 1 Januari 2019 respectively Wednesday 2 January 2019.
February half term 2019 18-02-2019 03-01-2019 8 - 9Councils will followFebruary half term 2019EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: 1 week in this period, most regions first week
Week 8: including Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Derby, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading.
Week 9: including Leicester.
Also some exceptions exist: in Bradford schools are only closed 18 - 20 February, Plymouth only 18 and 19 February 2019.
Easter holidays 2019 08-04-2019 26-04-2019 15-16-17Councils will followEaster holidays 2019EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: 2 weeks in this period. In most councils schools are closed from 8-4 to 22-4-2019 (week 15-16) or from 15-4 to 26-4-2019 (week 16-17).
Week 15-16: e.g. Bristol, Hull, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton.
Week 16-17: e.g. Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Derby, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Exceptions, e.g. Bury, Sheffield (1-4 to 12-4-2019, week 14-15).
Summer break 2019 (May half term) 27-05-2019 31-05-2019 22Councils will followSummer break 2019 (May half term)EnglandGBEngland
Summer holiday 2019 15-07-2019 06-09-2019 29-36Councils will followSummer holiday 2019EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Small differences in start and end date per council possible. In most regions the start date is somewhere in week 30 (July 24 to 26 2019) and the last day of the school holiday is 30 August 2019. Not all end dates are known yet.
Exception, e.g. Leicester: 15-7 to 27-8-2019.
Autumn break 2019 (October half term) 21-10-2019 01-11-2019 43 - 44Councils will followAutumn break 2019 (October half term)EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Schools closed first or second week. However, in most regions schools are closed the first week, 21 - 25 October 2019. Not all councils have determined these dates yet.
First week (43): including Bury, Coventry, Leicester, London, Nottingham, Plymouth.
Second week (44): including Derby, Hull, Reading, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Exceptions possible!
Christmas holiday 2019 23-12-2019 03-01-2020 52 - 1Councils will followChristmas holiday 2019EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Start and end date may vary a bit.

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School Holidays Northern Ireland 2019

Below are the dates for Northern Ireland as far as known at this moment.

School holidays Northern Ireland 2019 - All dates are subject to changes and errors
School Holidays Northern IrelandStart dateEnd dateWeekCountry
Christmas holidays 2018 24-12-2018 01-01-2019 52-1Northern IrelandChristmas holidays 2018Northern IrelandGBNorthern Ireland
Mid term 2019 18-02-2019 19-02-2019 7Northern IrelandMid term 2019Northern IrelandGBNorthern Ireland
Easter holidays 2019 18-04-2019 26-04-2019 17Northern IrelandEaster holidays 2019Northern IrelandGBNorthern Ireland
REMARK: Please note: week 16 from Thursday!

School Holidays 2019 Scotland

Below are the dates for Scotland, as far as determined at this moment.

School holidays Scotland 2019 - All dates are subject to changes and errors
School Holidays ScotlandStart dateEnd dateWeekCountry
Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1ScotlandChristmas holiday 2018ScotlandGBScotland
REMARK: Start and end dates may vary a bit per council.
Mid term break 2019 11-02-2019 13-02-2019 7ScotlandMid term break 2019ScotlandGBScotland
REMARK: From 1 day to 1 week in this period. However, most councils these three days, e.g. Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, West-Lothian.
Exceptions possible, e.g. Edinburgh (11-15 February 2019), Fife (14-15 February 2019), Highland and West Lothian (18-19 February 2019), City of Dundee (15-19 February 2019).
Spring Holiday 2019 01-04-2019 12-04-2019 14-15ScotlandSpring Holiday 2019ScotlandGBScotland
REMARK: Applies to most councils. Some exceptions possible, e.g. Edinburgh, West Lothian and Highland (8-22 April 2019), Fife (5-19 April 2019), West Lothian (26 March 2018 - 6 April 2018) or Dumfries and Galloway (15-26 April 2019).
May Weekend 2019 24-05-2019 27-05-2019 -ScotlandMay Weekend 2019ScotlandGBScotland
REMARK: Only long weekend, not every council, exceptions possible. Councils with May Weekend, e.g. Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, City of Dundee.
In most councils schools are also closed 6 and 7 May.
Summer holiday 2019 01-07-2019 20-08-2019 27-33ScotlandSummer holiday 2019ScotlandGBScotland
REMARK: Begin and end date may vary a bit per council and school. Most schools start somewhere in week 33. Please check with your children's school to be sure.

School Holidays 2019 Wales

Below are the Welsh dates for 2019, as far as known at this moment. Please note the spring half term regional differences.

School holidays Wales 2019 - All dates are subject to changes and errors
School Holidays WalesStart dateEnd dateWeekCountry
Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 04-01-2019 52-1WalesChristmas holiday 2018WalesGBWales
Spring half term 2019 18-02-2019 22-02-2019 8WalesSpring half term 2019WalesGBWales
REMARK: Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen
Spring half term 2019 25-02-2019 01-03-2019 9WalesSpring half term 2019WalesGBWales
REMARK: Anglesey, Bridgend, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Powys, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham
Easter holidays 2019 15-04-2019 26-04-2019 16-17WalesEaster holidays 2019WalesGBWales
Summer half term 2019 27-05-2019 31-05-2019 22WalesSummer half term 2019WalesGBWales
Summer holiday 2019 22-07-2019 30-08-2019 30-35WalesSummer holiday 2019WalesGBWales


Public holidays 2019

A few times a year there's a so-called Bank Holiday. A Bank Holiday is a free Monday, making them a long weekend.

Bank Holidays are named this because once the banks were closed on these days, all other businesses were closed as well.

If Christmas and New Year's Day are on the weekend, this is compensated with a Bank Holiday Monday.

Public holidays United Kingdom 2019
Public holiday Countries 2019
New Year's Day UK  Tue. January 1st.
Bank holiday Scotland  Wed. January 2nd
St. Patricks Day Northern Ireland  Sun. March 17th
St Patrick's Day Holiday Northern Ireland  Mon. March 18th
Good Friday UK  Fri. April 19th
Easter monday UK, except Scotland  Mon. April 22nd
Early May Bank Holiday UK  Mon. May 6th.
Spring Bank Holiday UK  Mon. May 27th.
Battle of the Boyne Northern Ireland  Fri. July 12th
Summer Bank Holiday Scotland  Mon. August 5th.
Summer Bank Holiday UK, except Scotland  Mon. August 26th.
St. Andrews Day Scotland  Mon. December 2nd.
Christmas Day Holiday UK  Wed. December 25th.
Boxing Day UK  Thu. December 26th.


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