Record numbers taking unauthorised school holidays

ALMOST one million school days were lost last year in Scotland because pupils took unauthorised holidays – the highest figures on record.

Official data showed more than 910,000 days were lost, with many parents taking their children out of school in term time in order to get cheaper holidays.

The number was around 250,000 days more than the previous year.

Highlighting the figures, Scottish Labour said the problem could make it harder for the SNP government to achieve its goal of closing the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils.

Source: Record numbers taking unauthorised school holidays | HeraldScotland

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