Taking dds on hol during term time (because the school changed the dates)

(19 Posts)
TENDTOprocrastinate Mon 17-Aug-15 12:31:13

Once in a lifetime holiday booked by ILs. We checked the dates to ensure all children in the family were on school holidays.
Now my dds school have decided to change the dates of the published school holidays. This would mean that i would need to take them out of school for 4 days off during term time.
Aibu to still take them? Can the school still fine me? Dd1 is 8 and dd2 is 3 (nursery).

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 17-Aug-15 12:31:52

Not your fault they changed dates so take them

wtffgs Mon 17-Aug-15 12:32:35

Sounds fair enough. Do you have evidence of the original school holiday dates?

Leeds2 Mon 17-Aug-15 12:38:07

Don't see how the school can object to that. You very possibly won't be the only family affected.

Heels99 Mon 17-Aug-15 12:39:54

Yes just go you don't get fined till more than 5 days anyway. I take mine out for holidays every year. Whee are you off to?

FenellaFellorick Mon 17-Aug-15 12:39:59

I would.

And if they chose to fine me, I would go to court with a copy of the original dates, a copy of the date of booking the holiday and the date they then changed their holiday dates.

Hulababy Mon 17-Aug-15 12:41:28

If school changed the dates, then definitely. Their error, not your

MidniteScribbler Mon 17-Aug-15 12:42:43

I'm not a supporter of people who take their child our during term times, but in your case the school published the dates, you booked holidays based on those dates, then they changed them. Go on holidays, and the school can get stuffed.

Mrsjayy Mon 17-Aug-15 12:44:36

Take them tell school you booked after consulting thd published dates its fine. Our council published dates wrong a few years ago they were a day out god knows how they managed it numptys

StealthPolarBear Mon 17-Aug-15 12:45:37

Yes I agree with everyone. I'd never choose to take mu children out of school for a holiday in most other circumstances but in this case I'd say it's ro be expected

TENDTOprocrastinate Mon 17-Aug-15 12:46:21

We haven't booked our flights yet (so can't evidence booking it before the date change) but the ILs have booked the big Villa for everyone and their flights, the rest of the family (bILs, SiLs etc) have also sorted their flights.

Florida grin

StealthPolarBear Mon 17-Aug-15 12:47:06

Get a copy of the villa booking

StealthPolarBear Mon 17-Aug-15 12:47:32

Lol at you not booking flights yet with thay nickname!

LIZS Mon 17-Aug-15 12:49:03

Or you fly out/ 4 days later/earlier.

ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Mon 17-Aug-15 12:49:09

of course take them! memories for life

Heels99 Mon 17-Aug-15 12:51:14

Flights fOr Florida are low in availability for some dates I would crack on! I just booked and the price had also started to go up.

TENDTOprocrastinate Mon 17-Aug-15 12:55:01

Stealth that is so true.

Heels 99 I'm planning to get on it today! (My reluctance is because of my aibu)

I must admit the lower cost of being slightly outside the usual dates is shocking! (In a good way)

westcountrywoman Mon 17-Aug-15 12:56:23

In our LA, the fine only kicks in after 9 periods of unauthorised absence, so after 4 1/2 days. I'd go anyway if I were you.

Hulababy Mon 17-Aug-15 16:08:34

Don't try and go 4 days earlier/later. Why should you're holiday be reduced because of the school's decision to change their dates?

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