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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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Branson backs calls to let parents take children out of school for term-time holidays

Richard Branson has called for the Government to make it easier for parents to take their children on holiday during school term-time.



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Richard Branson backs calls to let parents take children out of school for term-time holidays

Richard Branson has called for the Government to make it easier for parents to take their children on holiday during school term-time.









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Family of severely disabled boy barred from taking term-time holiday

The mother of a severely disabled teenager who has been given only a few years to live says she has been threatened with fines and prosecution if she takes him on a term-time holiday.









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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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Parents fined for term-time holiday

A couple who took their three children on a week’s holiday to Greece during school term time are ordered to pay nearly £1,000 in fines and costs.
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Parents see red as schools ramp up crackdown on children having term-time holidays

Six-year-old Jack Langman still fondly remembers the trip his family took him on to Rome a couple of years ago.


    








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Call to drop term-time holiday ban

A petition demanding the government reverse a ban on schoolchildren in England taking term-time holidays, will be delivered to the government on Wednesday.
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Gove set to ban family holidays in term-time

The power of head teachers to allow families to take holidays in term time is set to be axed by Education Secretary Michael Gove. Charlie Taylor, the schools’ adviser brought in after last year’s riots, has convinced Mr Gove that a hard-line must be taken.




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Michael Gove ‘to ban term-time holidays’

Education Secretary Michael Gove is to crack down on parents who take children out of school to go on holiday.




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