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New School Holiday Created To Help Parents
7:00am 7th October 2013
There is help for Cornish families facing fines for taking children out of school to go on holiday.
Parents face being forced to pay £60 per pupil, per parent if they go on holiday during term time.
Some families say it will mean they can no longer afford a summer break, because prices go up when schools are out.
Others say it leaves them with no choice, because they work in the tourist industry.
Now Bishop Bronescombe in St Austell is lumping all its non-pupil days together - to make a new week long break.
It will mean parents can get cheaper deals by going during what is technically term time.
Headteacher Katie Dolton said: "I think they thought we were supporting them and listening to their views and opinions - which has improved relationships between us as well. They support us and we support them.
"It really has improved our attendance. Children are in school more which means their outcomes are better as well."
It is not clear if other schools in Cornwall will follow the school's lead.7:00am 7th October 2013
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