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Fines not deterring parents from taking kids on holiday

Video. According to a survey out today, almost half of parents are willing to take their children on holiday during term-time, despite the threat of big fines. The Government has stopped head teachers giving children leave during term time, saying it disrupts their education.

But families say holidays are much too expensive in school breaks and they are being ripped off.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Suzie Balmbro, whose son Sam would struggle going away during busy times, Polly Honeychurch, a head teacher at a primary school in the South, Louise Hodges from Travelzoo and MP Michael Gove, Education Secretary.

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