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Taking DS out of school family holiday WWYD?

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Sleepregressionqueen · 03/08/2022 12:00

Just about to book our family holiday unfortunately we have to go in September as otherwise it’s just to expensive. He has the same teacher and same people in his class so not much settling in really. He will be going into year1.

we either go at the start September 13th or the 27th. I said 27th to give him a bit of time
but OH says it’s probably best we go at the start as they probably won’t be learning many new things then.

WWYD?

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GoodThinkingMax · 06/08/2022 08:27

we have to go in September as otherwise it’s just to expensive

YABU especially for saying you “have” to go in September. That is rubbish - no one has to go on holiday.

What is your plan for ensuring your DC catch up on missed work? And a plan which does not involve extra work for the teachers and school?

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Blondeshavemorefun · 06/08/2022 08:39

Eunorition · 05/08/2022 23:15

Depends if you fancy paying the fine. 60 quid per parent per day I think it is?

£60per week per parent per child

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Abraxan · 06/08/2022 10:00

Eunorition · 05/08/2022 23:15

Depends if you fancy paying the fine. 60 quid per parent per day I think it is?

£60 per week or holiday (varies which is used in areas it seems) per child per parent. Our area only fines from day 5 too so can take 4 days with no fine.

£120 is nothing compared to the cost of a school holiday booking.

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Nanny0gg · 07/08/2022 13:46

Sherrystrull · 05/08/2022 22:59

I teach ks1 and I honestly would go for an extended October half term.

I once had a child miss the first two weeks of term due to a family holiday. It set him back so much. All the other children had learnt the routines, made friends and started the building blocks of learning. It's probably the most disruptive time to go for a very young child.

^^This.

I took my DC out at this stage, many many years ago- long before fines were a Thing.

I still regret it for the above reasons

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