School Holidays and Study Days
The planning of nearly all school holidays is regulated by the Dutch Ministry of Education. The government decides about the planning of the Christmas holiday, the Summer holiday and one week of the May holiday. They give advice about the planning of the Autumn holiday and the Spring Holiday.
In our local region, the boards of all primary and secondary schools decide about the planning of Autumn and Spring holidays, the (possibility of a) second week of the May holiday and the festivities days. Normally we receive their decision in spring.
Festivities like Easter, Pentecost and Ascension Day are based on the Christian calendar and the dates differ every year. The festivities of King’s Day (27th April) and remembrance of the second World War (4th and 5th May) usually take place in the May holiday.
Please find more information about the Dutch holidays
Please find below the dates for the scheduled holidays in 2020-2021
Teacher training days
(students are free-professional development for staff) for all groups /classes
Monday 17th August 2020
Friday 18th September 2020
Monday 19th October 2020
Friday afternoon (dismissal at 12) 11th December 2020
Monday 4th January 2021
Friday afternoon (dismissal at 12-noon) 19th February 2021
Thursday 1st April 2021
Tuesday 29th June 2021
Wednesday 30th June 2021
Friday afternoon (dismissal at 12 – noon) 9th July 2021
For MYP students only
Two days in Spring term – to be determined
these will be communicated at least 2 months before the date