Hampshire parents not happy about holiday fines

Parents are unhappy about school holiday fines. File picture.
Parents are unhappy about school holiday fines. File picture.

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PARENTS in Hampshire have told the government and local authorities they must try harder and stop fining mums and dads who take their children out of school for family holidays in term time.

According to a nationwide survey of 7,000 households – 304 in Hampshire – 68 per cent of parents complained that headteachers deserved a D minus and should not have the right to penalise parents, with 57 per cent adding that it was now time to stagger school holidays.

The survey was commissioned by Questor Insurance Services, based in Rainham, Kent.