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Schools: Opening Hours

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL698, tabled on 7 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of all secondary schools in England extending the teaching day by 30 minutes in 2021–22.

Answered on

17 June 2021

The next stage of the Government's long term recovery plan will include a review of time spent in school and 16-19 further education colleges, and the impact this could have on helping children and young people to catch up.

This review will consider a wide range of evidence on the use of time in schools and 16-19 colleges, including costs. The findings of the review will be set out later in the year to inform the Spending Review. This is a potentially significant change to existing arrangements, and we plan to work closely with teachers, parents, and children to review the evidence and understand their views.