2024 school calendar and term dates

2024 academic calendar and term dates for schools

The Ministry of Education has released the revised and final 2024 calendar for pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools as well as teachers’ training colleges.

The pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools will open for the first term on January 8, 2024 and close on April 5, 2024 after 13 weeks of learning.

There will be a three-day half term break in term one of 2024; from February 29 to March 3, followed by a three-week holiday at the end of the term from April 8-26.

Term two will run for 14 weeks, commencing on April 29 and ending on August 2, with half term set for June 20-23.

The learners will afterwards go on holiday for another three weeks beginning August 5-25.

The final term of the year will last 9 weeks from August 26 to October 25, paving way for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA) examinations from October 28-31.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will afterwards run from November 4-22, amid the long December holiday that will run from October 28 to January 3, 2025.

The teachers’ training colleges, on the other hand, will open for term one from January 8 to April 5, and thereafter head on holidays from April 8-26.

Term two will open on April 29 and go until August 2, with the holidays thereafter scheduled for August 5-30.

The final term will go for 11 weeks from August 26 to November 8, before the long December holidays set for November 11 to January 3, 2025.


Opening Dates Closing Dates Duration
Term 1 8th January 2024 5th April 2024 13 weeks
Halfterm Break 29th February 2024 3rd March, 2024 3 days
April Holiday 8th April 2024 26th April 2024 3 weeks
Term 2 29th April 2024 2nd August 2024 14 Weeks
Halfterm Break 20th June 2024 23rd June 2024 3 Days
August Holiday 5th August 2024 23rd August 2024 3 Weeks
Term 3 26th August 2024 25th October 2024 9 Weeks
KPSEA & KILEA 28th October 2024 31st October 2024 4 Days
KCSE Exams 4th November 2024 22nd November 2024 3 Weeks
December Holiday 28th October 2024 3rd January 2024 10 Weeks

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