A new survey has revealed that almost half of parents would be prepared to take their children out of school to get cheaper holidays.
Researchers for HolidayExtras.com noted that just 28 per cent of parents said that they would never take their children out of school during term time.
However, 19 per cent believed that taking primary school children away before the holidays “would not do much harm”.
According to statistics released by the Department for Education in May, the second most common reason for absenteeism among schoolchildren was a family holiday.
The government agency revealed that children collectively missed approximately 2.5 million school days during the autumn term in 2009.
Written by Anthony Nicholson