Free Excel Template

  • Updated every year (look out for our email)
  • Simple annual leave spreadsheet 2024
  • Track up to 50 employees
  • Tried and tested since 2010
  • Trusted by many (10k downloads every year)
  • 4 variants of the holiday sheet template: January, April, July, and September
  • Staff leave planner excel free download 2024


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I have been using the planners for years and think they are fantastic. I just wish I had known about them years ago.

~ Maxine, Stamford Hill Group Practice

We have many years of experience creating awesome spreadsheets to track leave, absence, and overtime. We started producing excel holiday trackers back in 2012 and have consistently attracted huge interest from businesses all over the world. Our templates are being downloaded and used by over 10,000 organisations every year.

This doesn’t surprise us because we are experts in leave management with more than 10 years of experience working with clients from 5 continents. Our online leave planner has 1000s of happy customers in 30+ countries. Many of our customers have been with us for more than five years and the typical period is much higher than the industry average!

​We release the new spreadsheet versions for the following year in September – e.g. 2023 will be released in September 2022. You need to ensure that you are subscribed to our mailing list and you can receive emails from us.

We send our emails using a highly reputable provider and we’ll never sell your data. Our emails begin with [FHP] or [LW] in the subject to make it easier to find. For your convenience, we also send another copy in early January as a reminder.

This is the best spreadsheet I have used!

~ Rachel, Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd

Here, at LeaveWizard, we have been producing free employee holiday planner templates since 2012. Our leave planning templates are designed to help businesses just like yours manage leave, absence, and overtime, and organise your employees’ holidays in a simple way and free of charge.

The excel template provides a more than adequate staff leave planner free solution and we have the experience of thousands of customers who download and use it every year to prove it. Most organisations eventually outgrow the free spreadsheet and move on to our online leave planner. However, when money is tight and you can allow yourself to invest extra time to spend on managing employee leave using an excel based employee holiday planner then this solution is something you need to consider!

For many businesses, especially at the beginning of their journey, an online leave system might be overwhelming when all they need is a simple way to track employee leave and absence. Online employee holiday systems can also be expensive. If that’s how you feel then our excel templates might be perfect for you. So why not give them a try today?

If you don’t like subscriptions then this free spreadsheet template might work for you. There is no subscription to our staff holiday planner free and you don’t have to purchase a new excel spreadsheet every year! We offer this solution for free in the hope that it helps you get started with leave and absence tracking easily and without wasting paper.

All you have to do is use the form further down to choose our FREE simple annual leave spreadsheet and stay subscribed to our mailing list. We will email you every year with the new download links. We won’t sell or use your email in any other way. You get your planners on time and you wouldn’t have to do anything more!

It works very well and we are happy with it. It has saved us hours of time. It is very easy to use and shows at a glance where there is a holiday clash or if there is a pattern to an employee’s absence from the office.

~ Zoe


Our staff leave planner excel free download 2023 and 2024 (aka annual leave planner or annual leave planner template) are provided free of charge with no obligation for support or setup assistance. The fact is, this is a free product and we can’t commit to providing support for it. Please use the templates at your own risk. We have designed the holiday planner template 2024 and holiday planner template 2023 with extra care and for your benefit, however, please make sure that you set them up in a way that suits you and ensure that calculations are correct to fit in with your leave management process.

Of course, should you have questions about our employee holiday planner templates then feel absolutely free to get in touch. However, bear in mind, that we cannot guarantee our speed of response due to our Support team giving priority to our paid customers using our online leave planner. We will still try to help though. Just can’t promise any timeframe.

Our experience over the last ten years shows that it is a regular occurrence that one of our free leave planner customers decides to make the move to our online holiday planner. If you decide to take this step (and there is absolutely no obligation to do so!) you can be certain that we are going to be available to help you move and provide assistance by getting you set up and comfortable with your new leave planner so the transition is as easy as possible for you and your employees, and you can start enjoying the benefits of a modern annual leave planner.

If you’ve reached that point in your development as a business and would like us to help you move from our holiday planner template to our online leave system please contact us to get started.