A parent from Warwickshire has delivered a petition with more than 126,000 signatures to the Department for Education calling for the Government to reverse a ban on pupils taking time off in term-time.
Craig Langman says many parents can't afford the higher cost of holidays during school breaks, and says the decision should remain with head teachers.
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