Schools: Academic Year

Department for Education written question – answered on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

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.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to instruct schools to open during the 2020 summer holidays.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

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.

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