Schools FINALLY confirm if kids will have to make up for lost days following Storm Ophelia

20th Oct 17 | News

Schools across the country closed for two days this week.

It has been confirmed by the Department of Education that Irish schools will NOT be required to open extra days to make up for lost time during closures for Storm Ophelia.

Due to the red warning that was in effect for the whole country, schools were forced to close on Monday. Following the damage caused by the storm, schools were closed again on Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

The Department of Education has dismissed suggestions the days will have to be added on at the end of the school year.

Primary schools are required to be open for a minimum of 183 days and for secondary schools the requirement is set at 167 days. Therefore, to make up for lost time each school may decide to reduce mid-term breaks or holidays.

A spokesperson said: "significant flexibility is given to schools to make up tuition hours lost due to unforeseen circumstances".