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World War II: Education

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the Holocaust is included in the curriculum at primary school level; and if he will make a statement. (266998)

The National Curriculum requires pupils aged between 11 and 14 to study the Holocaust and it remains a compulsory element of the history secondary curriculum. The Holocaust is not a requirement of the existing programmes of study for history for children in primary schools, but is sometimes addressed in the wider school curriculum. For example The Diary of Anne Frank may be included in the range of non-fiction texts studied in English.