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  • Wednesday, March 08, 2006

    Punish Blair for taking his children out of school

    The Times today reports that the High Court has ruled that parents are breaking the law if they take their children out of school for holidays during term time, without the permission of the head teacher. Interesting:

    The Department for Education and Skills has already made clear its disapproval of term-time holidays and has urged head teachers not to grant them unless there are exceptional circumstances.

    Tony and Cherie Blair got into trouble with the headmaster of the London Oratory School in 1999, when it became clear that a family holiday in the Seychelles would cause their two sons to miss the first day of term. This emerged less than a week after David Blunkett, then the Education Secretary, had said that children should not be allowed to skip school for term-time travel.

    So who will prosecute Blair?

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