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School Day

Question for Department for Education

UIN 48312, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, by what date he plans to publish his Department's review into the impact of the length of the school day on education recovery.

Answered on

17 September 2021

The Department has collected information on the length of the school day from the school snapshot survey panel by region. The school snapshot panel is a regular online survey which gathers views from head teachers and classroom teachers in state-funded primary and secondary schools. The panel consists of around 4,500 members who have agreed to participate in short, regular research surveys on topical issues in education. The Department intends to publish the results of the survey in the autumn of 2021. The Department does not collect information regarding the length of school days from local authorities.

The Government is committed to an ambitious, long-term education recovery plan. The next stage includes a review of time spent in school and 16-19 education, and the impact this could have on helping children and young people to catch up. The findings of the policy review will be used to inform the Spending Review later in the year.

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