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UK School Holidays 2019

Today is a school holidayToday, 25 February 2024, is a school holiday in (part of) the UK! ().

Upcoming school holidayThe next school holiday in the UK starts 25-03-2024 (Spring break). See details below.

All official dates for the school holidays 2019 in the UK are listed on this page. You can also check out the separate pages for England, Northern IrelandScotland and Wales.

At the bottom of this page you’ll find the public holidays in the UK 2019.

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

School Holidays England 2019

Below are the school holiday dates 2019 for England. Follow the various links for the details by council.

School holidays England 2019 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek Details
Christmas holiday 201824-12-201804-01-201952 - 1Details by council
 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 201918-02-201903-01-20198 - 9Details by council
 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 201908-04-201926-04-201915-16-17Details by council
 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)27-05-201931-05-201922Details by council
Summer holiday 201915-07-201906-09-201929-36Details by council
 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)21-10-201901-11-201943 - 44Details by council
 REMARK: Schools closed first or second week. However, in most regions schools are closed the first week, 21 - 25 October 2019.
First week (43): including Bury, Coventry, Leicester, London, Nottingham, Plymouth.
Second week (44): including Derby, Hull, Reading, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Exceptions possible: e.g. Leicester and Leicestershire both 14 - 18 October.
Christmas holiday 201923-12-201903-01-202052 - 1Details by council
 REMARK: Start and end date may vary a bit.

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 errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holidays 201824-12-201801-01-201952-1
Mid term 201918-02-201919-02-20197
Easter holidays 201918-04-201926-04-201917
 REMARK: Please note: week 16 from Thursday!
Summer holiday 201901-07-201930-08-201927-35
Halloween 201931-10-201901-11-201944
 REMARK: Only two days.
Christmas holidays 201923-12-201903-01-202052-1

School Holidays Scotland 2019

Below are the dates for Scotland, as far as determined at this moment. Due to in-service days and other arrangements start and end dates may vary a bit by school.

School holidays Scotland 2019 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 201824-12-201804-01-201952-1
 REMARK: Start and end dates may vary a bit per council.
Mid term break 201911-02-201913-02-20197
 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 201901-04-201912-04-201914-15
 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 201924-05-201927-05-2019-
 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 201901-07-201920-08-201927-33
 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.
Autumn/mid term break 201907-10-201925-10-201941-42-43
 REMARK: One or two weeks in this period per council.
Week 41-42: Angus, Argyll and Bute, Dundee, Fife, Perth and Kinross.
Week 42-43: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Highland, Moray, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands.
Only week 42: Clackmannanshire, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian.
Christmas holiday 201923-12-201903-01-202052-1
 REMARK: Start and end dates may vary a bit per council due to in-service days or other circumstances.

School Holidays Wales 2019

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 errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 201824-12-201804-01-201952-1
Spring half term 201918-02-201922-02-20198
 REMARK: Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen
Spring half term 201925-02-201901-03-20199
 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 201915-04-201926-04-201916-17
Summer half term 201927-05-201931-05-201922
Summer holiday 201922-07-201930-08-201930-35
Autumn break 201928-10-201901-11-201944
Christmas holiday 201923-12-201903-01-202052-1

Public holidays UK 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 UK 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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