General Election will be 'particularly disruptive' for primary schools' Christmas celebrations

One in 12 primary school teachers says the General Election is set to disrupt nativity plays and Christmas concerts, according to a poll.

They say that the timing of polling day - December 12 - could clash with schools' traditional festive events.

A poll by Teacher Tapp of 1,450 primary school teachers found that 8% said the election would disrupt a planned activity such as a nativity play or concert.

One union boss said it was time to review whether schools are suitable to be used as polling stations.

Children at Redhill Park Primary in Exeter celebrating the festive season in 2016. This year, other schools say their celebrations might be disrupted by polling day. Credit: ITV News

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:

It really is time to review whether schools are suitable venues for use as polling stations.

Geoff Barton