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Schools: Academic Year

Question for Department for Education

UIN 56065, tabled on 8 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that schools break for the summer on their planned summer 2020 holiday dates.

Answered on

16 June 2020

We have no plans to instruct schools to operate throughout summer.

We understand that the COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruption to young people’s education as teachers and parents have had to adapt to remote education. We are doing everything possible to make sure every child, whatever their background, has the support they need to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on their education and wellbeing and are working with partners to consider the best ways to deliver this ongoing support.