I've hardly read any of this thread partially because my kids have left school but mostly because I can't see what the issue is. It is up to each set of parents (and their kids if they are old enough to be able to put forward a well thought out opinion) to make the decisions that they think are best. I have on occasion thought about pulling my kids out for holiday a day or two earlier but they both didn't want to do this so we had holidays later. I would never have considered more than a day or so. However, I do have sympathy with families who struggle to afford holidays at peak prices especially when some schools seem to just have down time at the end of term anyway.