Closing school early
In certain circumstances, you may wish to send your pupils home early. For example:
- At the end of term
- For parents' evening
- For religious observance
The rules on closing your school early differ for maintained schools and academies.
You must meet for at least 380 sessions or 190 days during any school year to educate your pupils.
Every school day must have 2 sessions, divided by a break. The governing board decides the length of:
- The school day
This is outlined in The Education (School Day and School Year) (England) Regulations 1999 (Regulation 3).
That means teachers could take the register at the beginning of the afternoon session and then send pupils