Children and young people under school leaving age (England and Wales only)
There are strict limits to the hours children and young people under school leaving age (see under heading General rules on employment) are allowed to work. School leaving age is defined as the last Friday in June of the year in which a child may legally leave school.
You must not work:-
*during school hours on any school day
*for more than two hours on any school day or for more than 12 hours in any week in which you are required to go to school
*for more than two hours on a Sunday
*for more than eight hours (five hours if you are under 15) on any day which is not a school day or a Sunday
*before 7am or after 7pm
*for more than 35 hours (25 if you are under the age of 15) in any week in which you are not required to go to school
*for more than four hours in any day without a break of one hour
*at any time, if during the 12 months beginning 1 January, working means that you have not had two uninterrupted weeks of holiday from school.