Have you been fined for taking your child out of school?

Figures show more parents are being fined for taking their children out of school during term time,

Figures show more parents are being fined for taking their children out of school during term time, have you been affected? - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Parents who take their children out of school for holidays during term time can be fined £60 - and those who don’t pay may find themselves in court.

Government figures show the number of fines issued to parents of primary and secondary pupils is rising in many areas.

But some parents argue the system is inflexible and say schools should have the power to make exceptions where there is a genuine need for a child or teenager to take a day off school.

We would like to hear from parents who have been given penalty notices for taking their child out of school.

If you have been affected, contact investigations journalist Emma Youle on 020 7433 0122, 07785 616 237 or email emma.youle@archant.co.uk


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