Could new term time holiday restrictions affect you?


In September 2013, the Government introduced stricter policies to prevent parents taking children out of school for holidays during school term time. Parents wishing to secure that cheap last-minute family holiday during school term time might find it difficult to take their children out of school.

Family holidays planned during school time in the past were generally permitted but restricted to ten school days per year. In September the policy changed so that the head teacher now decides how many days your child can be away from school, to prevent them missing out on their education.

These changes could make it difficult for you to take your children out of school for family holidays. What’s more, parents who choose to ignore this could face a costly fine.

If you are currently planning your summer holidays, there are some great offers to make taking your family break during the school holidays more affordable. Sodexo has fantastic offers from quality holiday partners, including Eurocamp, Haven, Pontins, Hotel Exclusives, Condor Ferries and many more, offering up to 50% off!

With half term fast approaching, parents who are not taking time off may find that activity clubs or holidays offer a great childcare option. Many providers accept Sodexo childcare vouchers which also help to reduce costs while giving your kids a fantastic time.  Activate Sport, PGL, Explore Learning and Camp Beaumont are great ways to keep little ones entertained during school holidays – and with your exclusive discount as a user of Sodexo childcare vouchers, they are fantastic value.

We know how important family time is and we don’t want you to miss out on your family holiday, but Sodexo offers make taking your break during school holidays more affordable with some fantastic holiday offers and discounts.


For more information on the policy Education (Pupil Registration) (England) 2006 please click here >>