Manx schools to close for two weeks over TT 2015

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School holiday dates for TT 2015 are longer than usual.

Schools in the Isle of Man will be closed for half-term from Monday, June 1, to Friday, June 12, 2015.

This period includes both TT practice and race weeks.

However, examination boards will schedule GCSE and A Level exams for both practice and race weeks, when most UK schools are open.

As in the past, students who have exams in this period will be expected to attend them even though school is closed to other students. This will involve Year 10 students, as well as those in their final year of GCSEs and those studying for A Levels.

Parents and carers are urged to consider this if seeking to make the most of the longer than usual break by booking holidays.

The holidays the following year (2015-16) revert to the more typical pattern of schools being open to pupils for the Tuesday (May 31), Wednesday (June 1) and Thursday (June 2) of practice week, but then closing to pupils until after race week, returning on Monday, June 13.

Anyone wishing to check when schools are open and closed should visit and click on ‘school holidays’ or ring the Department of Education and Children on 685820.

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