PLC Colleges - Annual leave

Teachers work a maximum of 166 school days. 

See Circular Letter 72/2022 for full details of the standardised school years 2023/24, 2024/25 and 2025/26.

This circular letter provides that in certain circumstances a school can seek to make up days lost due to severe adverse weather. This provision is however a last resort when other efforts at making up the time have not been successful. Examples of such efforts set out in the circular include:
  • prioritising tuition over other non-tuition activities
  • reducing where possible the length of mock/house examinations
  • consideration of whether learning in the classroom should be prioritised over school tours, etc.
  • in the case of second level schools ensuring examination classes attend all classes to the end of May.