taking kids on holiday outside of school holidays

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Spennymackem1981, May 16, 2018.

  1. Spennymackem1981

    Spennymackem1981 Midfield

    if you do it more than once in a year whats the worst that can happen do social services really get involved?
  2. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    It's the workhouse for you, you depraved monster
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  3. Le Chuck

    Le Chuck Striker

    You go to jail.

    Think you're generally allowed 10 days, so 2 one weekers is fine.

    Some schools / councils are stricter than others
  4. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    No :lol:
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  5. Sunlun79

    Sunlun79 Reserve Squad

    I've done it for the last 7 years no issues always told the school the truth. The worst that can happen would be a letter unless it's more than 10 days in a term then it's a fine.
  6. Spennymackem1981

    Spennymackem1981 Midfield

    my lass was saying we will get done haha shes missing a week in september and reckons we will get done if we do it again in a calender year
  7. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Striker

    Doing this next week

    Ha'way the absconders!
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  8. SAFCGardian

    SAFCGardian Midfield

    We have the last few years, and we are doing it this year as well, in 20 days. this is after the SAT's and when the kids are on a wind down anyway so its not as though they are going to be missing out on a lot at the end of the year.
  9. dangermows

    dangermows Striker


    And worst is a telling off and a poxy fine.

    Just send the dick heads a postcard.
  10. Sunlun79

    Sunlun79 Reserve Squad

    I've always struggled to get holidays when the kids are off as there's only 2 people allowed off out of 40! Don't see why the bairn should have to miss out. Go for it!
  11. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    Depends on the age of the kids and for how long you're taking them out for but frankly, if they're meant to be in school, that's where they should be.
    I suspect I may change my opinions slightly when ours gets to school age, but I doubt it.
  12. Spennymackem1981

    Spennymackem1981 Midfield

    well the you

    ones not 2 yet the other is 9.....dont get me wrong if she was doing exams i wouldn't do it..but missing 5 days of school at 9 is going to do no harm...where as a holiday ive looked at for May 2019 half term is £360 PP more a week than 2 weeks earlier.

    the school can get fucked
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  13. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    Selfish pigs. If I go on holiday outside school holiday times I don't expect to have to be around your horrible little brats. Take them away during the school holidays so we all know the score.

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  14. You probably will mate when you see the hike in prices ;)

    I've took my eldest out a couple of times for a week..........now she's in high school I'm more reluctant to do it mind......then again a few days at the right time wont do any harm.
  15. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    That's not the school. That's the holiday companies for taking advantage of necessity of education.
    It's wrong that it's that the difference is that much.
  16. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    Let's see... role modelling to your child that education isn't as important as application, turning up, taking part, being equal to everyone else, not expecting special treatment.... depends on what you want for your child. If you think dropping out of uni because you don't see why it's important to turn up and end up stacking shelves in your 30s through lack of options as a result is a good outcome you should definitely go for it.

    Just saying
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  17. AndrewP

    AndrewP Striker

    No they don't. Yo can be fined though.

    I'm taking my kids out for a second time in three months soon. Expecting a fine this time.
  18. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    Depends what we end up doing/where we end up going.

    As my folks are/were (retired!) teachers, I think the possibility of me taking them out of school would end up with me being removed from the will!

    That's a very fair point.
  19. Legend

    Legend Striker

    Imagine the fuss if teachers took holidays during term time...
  20. AndrewP

    AndrewP Striker

    Sunderland only "allow" 9.5 days in any two rolling terms. So two weeks should see you fined by the rules.

    £120 fine or extra £2500 on the holiday cost. No brainer for me like. They may miss out on finger painting catch up or some shit, but oh well, they'll learn more on their culturally fulfilling holiday. ;)
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