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Excessive delay in reopening schools would do incalculable harm to young people

Six precious months have already been lost. But it seems that if the unions had their way, we would wait six more

By Caroline Elsom  

With sweltering temperatures set to hit the UK this week, the school summer holidays are fast approaching for families across the country. With very little “holidaying” likely to be allowed to take place, questions are rightly being asked about what can be done between now and September to salvage the school year.

By then, most students in England will have been away from school for six long, hot months, with only children of key workers having been allowed to attend throughout lockdown. For many students, this is six months of precious…

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