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Primary school break activities (FOI)

Primary school break activities (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 23 July 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Regarding the breaks in primary school:


How many and how long breaks will children have in Jersey primary schools during a school day?

Is there a variation in the amount of break time between schools or every school has the same amount of breaks. (Including lunch break)

Is all the break time spent playing freely outside or is there some planned activities during a break time?


What are the break periods based on? For example; requirement by law, studies based on educational and health benefits from certain amount of breaks, customs, or some other reason?



Please see the attachment below:

Please note that Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) do not have structured breaks. They have continuous provision for learning through play and free access to outdoor learning throughout the day.

Primary school break activities


There are no central regulations setting the amount of breaks in primary schools. Head teachers are free to set the timing and length of break times.

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