The Department for Education have insisted it is "right" that schools should be allowed to decide their own term dates.
A spokesman said: "It is heads and teachers who know their parents and pupils best, not local authorities.
"So it is right that all schools are free to set their own term dates in the interests of parents and pupils."
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The badly-stricken mountain village of Ghyampesal is just 10 miles away from the epicentre of the quake.
It's all going on tonight - as belt of rain sweeps from in from the west - lively downpours will mean rumbles of thunder and hail
A baby boy, born yesterday into a disaster zone, has not yet been given a name as his family and his village wait for help.