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Employees Under 18 Years of Age

Specific additional protection applies to young people over the minimum school leaving age and below 18 years of age. In England and Wales a person can leave school on the last Friday in June if they are 16 or will be 16 before the start of the next school year.

In Scotland if a person is 16 between 1 March and 30 September in the final school year then they can leave school on the 31 May; if a person is 16 between 1 October and the last day of February in the final school year then they can leave school on the first day of the Christmas holidays.

Published: 03 Jun 2011

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