EXPLAINED: Which Ipswich schools have EKKA day off

IPSWICH has its Show Day in May, yet many students across the city are getting a bonus day with a handful of schools choosing to close for the Brisbane Ekka Day show holiday.

While all schools in Ipswich will be open, three private schools will be closed for the Ekka Day holiday.

Ipswich Grammar School, Ipswich Girls' Grammar School and West Moreton Anglican College have all elected to close for the day.

All state schools such as Ipswich State High School and Bundamba Secondary College will be open as usual, and all Catholic schools will also remain open such as St Edmunds College and St Mary's College.