A decision has been made, under delegated powers, to extend October half term for a second year running on the Isle of Wight.

Councillor Paul Brading has confirmed to Isle of Wight Radio that the autumn mid-term break will last two weeks in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Summer breaks over the next two years will only be about five weeks long.

Councillor Brading says there were no concerns raised when the report was published and there has been no indication that the decision will be called-in.   

Most parents on the Isle of Wight have had to find an extra week of childcare in 2019, because children enjoyed a six week summer break and will also get a second week off in October.

Not all Isle of Wight schools have opted in, though. Some have chosen to stick with the traditional six weeks in the summer.