3rd June 2016

Barnsley council may become the first local authority in England to reduce the school summer holidays to less than five weeks.

The change is intended to tackle ‘learning loss’ and a two week break in the October half term is being introduced to balance out the reduction in summer holiday.

The new holidays are due to be introduced in 2017-18 and schools would not break up until 31 July 2018.

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