School Year

School Year at Ardee Community School

School calendar

This is issued in June every year. Every effort is made to adhere to the dates on the calendar throughout the year and changes are notified to parents/guardians at the earliest possible convenience

Calendar 2020/2021

First Term

Thursday 27th August          Staff Planning Day (Croke Park). School closed to students.
Friday 28th August               Staff Planning Day. School closed to students.
Monday 31st August             First Years only in school until 12.25; Staff briefing in the afternoon.
Tuesday 1st September         First, Sixth and 6LCA in school.
Wednesday 2nd September   First, Sixth, 6LCA and Third Years in school.
Thursday 3rd September       First, Sixth, 6LCA, Third, and Fifth years including 5LCA in school.
Friday 4th September            First, Sixth, Third, Fifth and Second years in school.
Monday 7th September         Leaving Certificate class of 2020 Results.
 Tuesday 8th September       All students in school including Transition Year and LCA.
Wednesday 16th September  Staff Meeting Term 1 (After School).
Thursday 1st October           Commencement date for enrolment of new students 2021/2022.
Thursday 1st October           Annual Exhibition & Open Evening
Monday 5th October             School Closed.
Thursday 15th October         6th Year and 6LCA Parent/Teacher Meeting (3.15 pm to 5.45pm).
Monday 19th October           Meeting for parents of incoming first years 2021/2022 at 7.30pm.
Friday 23rd October             Closing date for enrolment of incoming first years 2021/2022.
Monday 26th to Friday 30th  October Midterm-Break.

Thursday 12th November      3rd Year Parent Teacher Meeting (3.15 pm to 5.45pm).
Thursday 26th November      5th Year, 5LCA and TY Parent Teacher Meeting (3.15 pm to 5.45pm).
Monday 30th November        6th year/6LCA Year Career Information Night, CAO, PLC, Apprenticeships.
Monday 7th December          School Closed.
Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th December Christmas Exams (1st, 2nd, 5th Years, 5LCA & TY)
Tuesday 22nd December       Christmas Closing


Second Term

Wednesday 6th January          School Re-Opens after Christmas.
Thursday 21st January            1st Year Parent/Teacher Meeting (3.15 pm to 5.45pm).
Monday 25th January              Information Night for Senior Cycle (Parents of 3rd Year and TY students)7.30pm.
Tuesday 26th January             Subject Choice information night (Parents of 1st years).
Monday 1st to Friday 12th February     Pre Leaving & Pre Junior Exams (provisional).
Monday 15th to Friday 19th February   Midterm Break.

Thursday 25th February            2nd Year Parent/Teacher meeting (3.15pm to 5.45pm).
Saturday 6th March                  Assessment for incoming 1st Years.
Wednesday 10th March            Staff Meeting Term 2 (After School).
Wednesday 17th March            St. Patricks Day (Bank Holiday ) School Closed.
Friday 26th March                    Easter Closing


Third Term

Monday 12th April                    School Re-Opens after Easter Holidays.
Thursday 29th April                  Staff Meeting Term 3 (After school).
Monday 3rd May                      Bank Holiday – School Closed.
Thursday 13th May                  Awards Ceremony (Provisional).
Wednesday 19th May               6th Year Graduation Night (Provisional).
Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June  Annual Summer Exams.
Friday, 4th June                       Closing for Summer Holidays.
Wednesday,9th June                State Exams Commence.
Tuesday 29th June                   State Exams End.


* Note that this is the Calendar for 2020/2021 and is subject to changes depending on health advice and recommendations. Adequate notice will be given if changes are necessary. Please note there will be two training days for staff during the year which will be communicated as soon as is practicable.