School holidays

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In primary and secondary education, the dates of school holidays are staggered by region to control peaks in holiday traffic. Central government fixes the dates of the main school holidays and gives advisory dates for the spring and autumn breaks. For the benefit of pupils, holidays are spread through the school year. When planning holiday dates, the government takes account of the dates of the primary school leavers attainment test and the secondary school leaving examinations.