Number of parents fined for term-time holidays at record level

Number of parents fined for term-time holidays at record level
 

The number of parents issued with penalties because of their children missing school has soared to record levels in England, after councils were emboldened by a supreme court ruling in their favour.
Figures from the Department for Education (DfE) for 2017-18 show that local authorities issued 260,000 penalty notices to parents for unauthorised absences during the state school year, an increase of 110,000 compared with the previous year.
Some 223,000 penalties were issued because of unauthorised holidays alone, with the number spiking sharply upwards after April 2017, when the supreme court... read more

 
21 March 2019 in Learning, Views: 42
Source: Guardian
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