The Supreme Court has ruled that a father who took his daughter out of school for a holiday to Disney World in term-time acted unlawfully.
Brenda Hale said: “Unauthorised absences have a disruptive effect; not only on the individual child but also on the work of other pupils.
“If one pupil can be taken out, whenever it suits the parent, so can others.
“Any educational system expects people to keep to the rules. Not to do so is unfair to those obedient parents who do keep to the rules.”
Tess May-Day then chipped in that the ruling recognised “the importance of children being in school and getting the most out of their education, but also (recognises) that there may be exceptional circumstances where a child needs to be taken out of school during term time and it’s right that the individual headteacher has that flexibility to make that decision. I think that is the correct balance.”
Now here’s the funny thing. This attendance Law that is all so very, very important ONLY applies to State Schools. So if your child goes elsewhere you can do what you like. One Law for the Rich . .. … ….
Also interesting to note that no thought seems to have been given to where a family have children in two State Schools where the holidays are at different times. Still, if your head is up your arse and you only know about Public Schools why would you worry about that?!?