HC Deb 20 February 1935 vol 298 c359W
Captain A. EVANS

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether it is proposed to grant any general school holidays in connection with the celebration of Their Majesties' jublee?


Yes, Sir. The King has been pleased to express a desire that all schools should in some appropriate manner share in the celebrations in connection with his Silver Jubilee. His Majesty wishes the particular form in which this should be done to be left to the discretion of the responsible school authorities, but in many cases it will probably be found that the most convenient way of associating the schools with the Jubilee celebrations would be by the grant of some extra holiday. In the case of day schools, Monday, 6th May, will generally be found the most suitable date; in the case of boarding schools, special arrangements will no doubt be made to suit each particular case.