UA-35290487-2 'Impossible' plan to have every primary school child return before summer holidays set to be shelved

'Impossible' plan to have every primary school child return before summer holidays set to be shelved

Ministers have warned that Downing Street's 'stated ambition' would be too difficult to implement.

There are logistical concerns about the Government's primary school plans.

The plan to have every primary school pupil back in the classroom for at least a month before the summer holidays is under review, the Government has said.

Downing Street had previously stated that it was their “ambition” that primary schools would be fully open by the end of June to allow children four weeks of lessons before they break up again for the summer.

But this is now likely to be shelved, the Telegraph understands, after ministers were warned that it would be “logistically impossible” to achieve.

Geoff Barton, general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders, said that getting all primary school pupils back before the summer was “unworkable”.

“If class sizes can be 15 at a maximum and you are genuinely going to have every child in, you will need double the...


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