School closed in lieu of bank holiday
Date: 22 Jul 2022
Additional Bank Holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Academic arrangements
The Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations will include an additional Bank Holiday and be over a four day weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022.
Following the announcement made in the last few weeks confirming that, as an additional bank holiday has been agreed on Friday 3 June 2022 and as Telford and Wrekin schools are already on summer half-term break on this day, the additional one day holiday will therefore be taken elsewhere.
This is because the Department for Education have agreed that school staff should not miss out, and have instead reduced the school year to allow school staff to benefit. They have confirmed that academic year 2021-22 will be reduced by two sessions.
To keep disruption to a minimum, the regional group of LAs, including Telford and Wrekin, who meet to discuss and confirm term dates and school holiday arrangements, suggest this additional day is taken at the end of the summer term 2022. Therefore, schools should close for the summer break on Thursday 21 July 2022.