Family holidays during term
More than half of parents in England admit to having taken a school-age child on holiday during term time instead of during break, according to a recent travel industry poll. One in five respondents said they had sought their schools’ permission and been denied it; one in eight admitted to having lied in order to make their trip. Cost of break-time travel was the factor for half of those surveyed; work restrictions on their own travel time was the issue for a quarter. The DfE do ask schools to fine parents who holiday during term, but these fines do not appear to deter.
Read about the wider issues here.