Steve Double MP statement on High Court ruling on school attendance rules

“I am disappointed at today’s decision by the Supreme Court to back the current rules on school attendance which prohibit parents from taking their children on holiday during school term time.”

“I believe it should be up to parents to decide when to take their children on holiday in conjunction with the school. 

This policy is unfair to those who work in the tourist industry and therefore unable to take a holiday during the peak season, as well as many hard working families who are unable to afford the very high costs during the school holidays.  

This is not the end of the matter for me and I am considering what steps I can now take to continue the campaign to get this policy changed. "