Consultation on prescribing a minimum annual number of learning hours

Date: 25th April 2023
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities


Closing date: 13th June 2023

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, is holding a public consultation on the Scottish Governments plans to set a legal minimum number of hours of school education school pupils should receive each year.

Currently Scottish primary schools approximately 25 hours of learning per week while secondary schools provide 27.5 hours of learning per week.

Somerville says, “the school week is the backbone of our education provision and benefits all our children and young people.”