The Department for Education has said that children lose out on valuable learning if they are not in school.
It comes as a parent from Nuneaton has delivered a petition with more than 126,000 signatures to Downing Street, calling for the Government to reverse a ban on taking schoolchildren on holiday during term time.
Craig Langman said parents should not be made to feel like criminals for taking their child out of school for a holiday.
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If children aren't in school they lose out on valuable learning time and have to waste more time catching up. That's why children shouldn't be taken out of school during term time unless absolutely necessary.
Children who attend school regularly are nearly four times more likely to achieve five or more good GCSEs than those who are regularly absent.
That is why we have encouraged schools to tackle poor attendance earlier, and toughened the law on term time holidays.
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