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ghostspirit Thu 25-Jun-15 20:59:22

would you let your children have a day of school for a day out?

formerbabe Thu 25-Jun-15 21:00:52

No! Unless I had distant relatives coming over from abroad for one day only!

SoupDragon Thu 25-Jun-15 21:00:53


Grewupinafield Thu 25-Jun-15 21:01:02

I think you need to expand on the circumstance

chairmeoh Thu 25-Jun-15 21:01:15

No. But mainly because it would mean me taking a precious day of annual leave too, which is better used during school hols.
My DD is 7, I do think age and time of year (sats etc) is also a factor.

bridgetsmummy Thu 25-Jun-15 21:01:17

No, not when the summer hols are coming up

Klayden Thu 25-Jun-15 21:02:17

Nope but I am mean.

odyssey2001 Thu 25-Jun-15 21:03:01

No. That is what weekend and holidays are for.

Nativity3 Thu 25-Jun-15 21:03:02

Yes. I am sure I go against the grain but I really don't see the issue!

Go and have a nice day out! I've done it!

It's a much more pleasant experience than going in the summer holidays!

Wolfiefan Thu 25-Jun-15 21:03:03


AnyoneForTennis Thu 25-Jun-15 21:03:06



bobajob Thu 25-Jun-15 21:04:00

In the last couple of weeks of the summer term, yes.

crustsaway Thu 25-Jun-15 21:04:10

Depends on the age of the child. If under 10, yes of course.

FuzzyWizard Thu 25-Jun-15 21:04:14

Is it for Wimbledon? If it was then possibly... For legoland not so much. Depends on age of the child and whether the day out was something that could be done at another time.

formidable Thu 25-Jun-15 21:04:48

No, why not wait until the holidays?

DementedSwan Thu 25-Jun-15 21:05:17

No, unless it's a family wedding or the only day distant close relatives are around.

Family days are for holidays and weekends (if work schedule allows).

Mine are reception and nursery age and I wouldn't allow it. Maybe I'm mean confused

Ragwort Thu 25-Jun-15 21:06:44

Very, very unlikely - and never have & DS is 14 now. Depends what it is for - perhaps if it was a family funeral but not for a 'jolly'.

Days out happen at weekends or during the school holidays - more than enough time for days out.

formerlyofLadysmith Thu 25-Jun-15 21:07:31

Yes, possibly. Depends on the circumstances.

I wouldn't keep my Y2 child out to go to our local museum for the day... But I may well keep them off school in the next few weeks, when I am expecting DC3, we will need to go visit dying FIL, and SIL is visiting from overseas.

Coconutty Thu 25-Jun-15 21:08:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ChoudeBruxelles Thu 25-Jun-15 21:08:43

Depends what it is

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Thu 25-Jun-15 21:09:27

I would if it was a special day out as a one off but my dp works all weekend and isn't really allowed to book them off.

msgrinch Thu 25-Jun-15 21:09:48

No there's plenty of time in the holidays, term time days off are for emergencies and bereavements not family days out. I'd have to take annual leave and face a fine for unauthorised absence, more than enough time in the many holidays my ds has.

Sirzy Thu 25-Jun-15 21:10:14


duplodon Thu 25-Jun-15 21:13:50

Yes, I do it all the time.. Maybe six or seven days over the year. But I don't live in the UK and it is a normal enough thing to do here.

AnyoneForTennis Thu 25-Jun-15 21:13:50

This time of year is when the new term starts for many's a myth that the last few weeks of summer term are spent playing games and watching DVDs.

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