No decision yet on whether to extend Christmas holidays

First minister says decision will be announced in Scottish Parliament, but no date yet

Henry Hepburn

No decision yet on whether to extend Christmas holidays

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that no decision has yet been made on whether to extend the school Christmas holidays.

Momentum appeared to be building last week for the holiday period to be extended around Scotland, or at least for some days of blended learning to take the place of in-school learning.

Today, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson asked in the Scottish Parliament why, at the start of December, there was still no clarity on whether there would be any changes to the school Christmas holidays.


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Ms Sturgeon replied that there were "good arguments" both for some sort of extension of the Christmas break and for not making such changes.

She said that a statement would be made on the matter in the Scottish Parliament, but did not give a date for this.

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Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn is the news editor for Tes Scotland

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