Classes are not normally held on public (national) holidays, or over Christmas, and compensation is not made for classes not held on holidays. Please check on the table below before booking your course.

Public Holidays

New Year's Day 2 January* 1 January
Good Friday 7 April 29 March
Easter Monday 10 April 1 April
Early May Bank Holiday 1 May 6 May
Bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III 8 May -
Spring Bank Holiday 29 May 27 May
Summer Bank Holiday 28 August 26 August
Christmas Day 25 December 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December 26 December
*substitute day - when the usual date of a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a 'substitute day' is given, normally the following Monday.

Christmas Closure 2023/24

The last day of studies before the Christmas break will be Wednesday 20th December 2023 and the first day of studies in the new year will be Wednesday 3rd January 2024.

Special Public Holidays

The laws allow for the dates of public holidays to be changed, and other holidays to be declared, for example to celebrate special occasions.