SCHOOLS in Andover are not considering moving to a three-day week amid national concerns surrounding the cost of running education sites, the county council has confirmed.

Earlier this week, it was reported that schools across the UK are reportedly considering a three-day week in the autumn term as they struggle with the rising energy costs and paying teacher’s wages.

Headteachers are holding “crisis meetings” during the summer holidays with boards of governors ahead of pupils returning to school in September.

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We asked our readers on Facebook for their views, and most opposed the idea. 

Suzanne Langley wrote: “Absolutely not a good idea! They lost enough education in lockdown and now this - the government should be offering extra funding.”

Julia White agreed, adding: “This could be detrimental to vulnerable children and families.” 

However, Danielle Louise showed sympathy for schools having to make tough choices. She said: “Schools across the board have lost huge amounts of funding and it’s actually scary to be witnessing as a parent. They’ve got to do what they need to survive. Sadly, it’s all going to have a knock-on effect on our children’s education either way.” 

Now, a spokesperson for Hampshire County Council has said that they are not aware that any schools in Andover will be affected by the proposal.

They said: “The county council is not aware that any schools in Hampshire are considering moving to a three-day week.”