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Breaks in primary schools

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Last updated on 20 March 2017
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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What are the benefits of breaks in primary schools? We outline whether breaks in primary schools are compulsory. We also look at research on break times in schools and at Play England's charter for children's play. We also link to an independent review that highlights the importance of play.

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  1. 1 Are breaks compulsory?
  2. 2 Research on the impact of breaks
  3. 3 Play in the primary curriculum
  4. 4 Using breaks effectively

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