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schools out for summer?

4 July 2013

The government has announced its plans to provide head teachers with greater freedoms to set their own term dates, bringing the maintained school system in line with that of academies. The key focus behind this move is to give power back to the heads and teachers, not the local authorities.

Academies, free schools, voluntary aided and foundation schools already enjoy this freedom, and now, many other schools will be joining them which could see the traditional holidays of six weeks being cut to four. The proposals,  if passed, would affect local authority maintained schools as of September 2015 affecting 70% of primary schools and 30% of secondary schools.

A key advantage of local authorities setting such terms is that, as a rule, siblings in different schools will have the same school holidays. Therefore, head teachers who want to grasp the nettle will be well advised to take a joined up approach in order to avoid the wrath of affected parents.

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