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Length of the School Week - July 2023

On 17th July 2023, the Department for Education published non-statutory guidance and case studies for schools in England wanting to increase the length of their school week, including those delivering below the minimum 32.5 hours.

Minister Gibb has also released a statement as follows:

“As part of our ambition to give every pupil the opportunity to succeed, we announced an expectation for all mainstream state-funded schools to deliver at least a 32.5-hour week by September 2023 in the Schools White Paper. Whilst the majority of schools are already delivering this commitment, schools will now have until September 2024 to meet this expectation. We have today published guidance to support them to do this.”

A written ministerial statement will be available shortly via this link: Find written statements - Written questions, answers and statements - UK Parliament