When are the Easter school holidays 2022? Date when pupils are off school in UK - bank holiday dates explained

It can be tricky trying to keep up with Easter holiday dates for schools across the UK

After enjoying a mid-term break in February, kids across the country will have set their sights on their next school break - the Easter school holidays.

Schools in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland will break for their Easter holiday in April, although specific dates will vary not just from country to country, but from school to school.

This is what you need to know.

Scotland

Holiday dates will vary between schools, so you should check the dates on the term calendar for your specific school, which you can find by typing your postcode into the My Gov.Scot website.

The Easter holidays are the next school break kids can look forward to (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

These are some examples of the Easter school holiday dates across Scotland:

  • Edinburgh: Monday 11 to Friday 22 April 
  • Glasgow: from 2:30pm on Friday 1 to Monday 19 April 
  • Aberdeen: Monday 4 to Friday 15 April 
  • Dundee: Monday 4 to Friday 15 April
  • Falkirk: Monday 4 to Monday 18 April 

England

Holiday dates will vary between schools, so you should check the dates on the term calendar for your specific school, which you can find by typing your postcode into the Government website.

These are some examples of the Easter school holiday dates across England:

  • Liverpool: Monday 11 to Friday 22 April 
  • Sheffield: Monday 4 to Monday 18 April 
  • Birmingham: Monday 11 to Friday 22 April  
  • Manchester: Monday 4 to Monday 18 April 
  • Leeds: Monday 4 to Monday 18 April

Wales

For the majority of schools in Wales, the Easter holidays will run from Monday 11 to Friday 22 April.

Holiday dates can vary between schools, so you should double check the dates on the term calendar for your specific school, which you can find on the approved school term dates PDF from the Welsh Government.

Northern Ireland

According to the Northern Ireland Department of Education website, schools in Northern Ireland will close from Thursday 14 to Friday 22 April for the Easter holidays.

What bank holidays are there this year?

The bank holidays in England and Wales for the rest of 2022 goes as follows:

  • Good Friday, Friday 15 April
  • Easter Monday, Monday 18 April
  • Early May bank holiday, Monday 2 May
  • Spring bank holiday, Thursday 2 June
  • Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, Friday 3 June
  • Summer bank holiday, Monday 29 August
  • Boxing Day, Monday 26 December
  • Christmas Day (substitute day), Tuesday 27 December 

If a bank holiday falls on a weekend, a “substitute” weekday then becomes a bank holiday instead, usually the following Monday.

The bank holidays in Scotland for the rest of the year goes:

  • Good Friday, Friday 15 April
  • Early May bank holiday, Monday 2 May
  • Spring bank holiday, Thursday 2 June
  • Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, Friday 3 June
  • Summer bank holiday, Monday 1 August
  • St Andrew’s Day, Wednesday 30 November
  • Boxing Day, Monday 26 December
  • Christmas Day (substitute day), Tuesday 27 December

Finally, in Northern Ireland:

  • St Patrick’s Day, Thursday 17 March
  • Good Friday, Friday 15 April
  • Easter Monday, Monday 18 April
  • Early May bank holiday, Monday 2 May
  • Spring bank holiday, Thursday 2 June
  • Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, Friday 3 June
  • Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day), Tuesday 12 July
  • Summer bank holiday, Monday 29 August
  • Boxing Day, Monday 26 December
  • Christmas Day (substitute day), Tuesday 27 December 

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