P-05-694 School Times an Hour Later



This petition was submitted by Cai Ellerton, having collected 16 signatures.


Petition Wording

I am writing to ask you to consider my petition.  As parents, teachers and students/pupils know, primary schools start at 08:45 and secondary schools start at 08:30.  I would like schools to start an hour later in the mornings meaning primary schools would start at 09:45 and secondary schools at 09:30.

A test in England has shown that students get better exam results if school starts an hour later.

Thank you for your consideration.

Cai Ellerton, 13.




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 09/05/2017.

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to close the petition because this is a matter of responsibility for individual schools and there is not currently sufficient evidence to support a recommendation from the Petitions Committee; and thank the petitioner for his engagement with the petitions process and wish him luck for the future.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

 It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 12/07/2016


Assembly Constituency and Region

·         Vale of Glamorgan

·         South Wales Central

Further information

Business type: Petition

First published: 06/07/2016