SCHOOLS will take a two-week break – instead of one – during the TT Festival in 2015.
Director of education Martin Barrow said it was because the Manx Grand Prix was being held later, and the situation had occurred previously.
In consultation with staff it was decided to add the time to the TT break as many parents take children out of school during practice week anyway, in order to take an affordable family holiday, and it was felt it was better for children’s learning not to extend the summer break.
He added it was not ‘a precedent for the future’.
Check holiday dates on the government website at www.gov.im/education/holidays.xml.