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Restructure the school terms for state schools to help working parents manage childcare costs.

Submitted on Thursday 1st September 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Restructure the school terms for state schools to help working parents manage childcare costs.

Additional Information

I would like the government to seriously consider changing the length of terms at state schools, to avoid a block of six weeks' holiday in the summer. The patterns of work have evolved in the UK enormously in the last few decades away from manufacturing to service industries and office-based employment or retail. Many parents do not live near close family members who would assist with the extra childcare needed over the summer. The financial burden of additional costs would be reduced if there was no long break in the school terms every year. People, please support this request for this issue to be properly looked into by the relevant Department.


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