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    Term-time holiday fines up 70% after ban

    The number of fines issued to parents for their children’s absence from school has risen by around 70 per cent since term-time holidays were banned last year, a BBC survey has found.









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    VIDEO: Are term-time absence fines fair?

    The fining of parents for removing their children from school during term time is to be challenged in a test case.
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    Truancy falls as fines increase

    Record numbers of parents in England have been issued with truancy fines, as the number of pupils persistently missing school falls, data shows.
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    AUDIO: Hotel offers to pay term time fines

    Hotelier Lee Quince defends his offer to reimburse school fines if families book holidays with his company in term time.
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    Drop parent truancy fines, say AMs

    Plans to fine parents of children regularly absent from school up to £120 should be dropped, an inquiry by assembly members concludes.
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    Parents of truants to face fines

    Parents of children who are regular school truants are to be fined up to £120 from September, says the Welsh government.
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    Call for illegal exclusion fines

    Schools should be heavily fined if they falsify registers to cover up illegal exclusions, the children’s commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, says.
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    Exam boards face fines for blunders

    Tough new powers to fine exam boards millions of pounds for GCSE and A-level blunders came into force yesterday.




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    Exam boards face fines for errors

    Exam boards could be fined for mistakes in test papers under new powers granted to the exams regulator Ofqual.
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    VIDEO: Schools face fines for non-readers

    Schools should be fined if their students leave without being able to read and write at an age-appropriate level, a report into the aftermath of the England riots has suggested.
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