HC Deb 08 December 1920 vol 135 c2158W
Viscount WOLMER

asked the President of the Board of Education what is the maximum number of holidays per annum allowed in elementary schools by the Regulations of the Board of Education; whether the local education authority has power to vary that number; and, if so, to what extent?


The Code of Regulations for public elementary schools requires that a school or department must meet not less than 400 times in the year. Subject to this requirement being satisfied, the arrangement of the holidays of schools in their area is within the discretion of the local education authority.