Easter has been early this year and schools have taken different holiday dates because some say the term was too short. If you look after children and work it’s unfortunate that one child might be holiday for 2 weeks over Easter and the other child is holiday 2 weeks later. What do you do, take 4 weeks off work and what if you want to go away. At least one family has been fined because she took her children on holiday and one of them was at a school which wasn’t holiday.
Many people may not be over concerned about Academies taking over from local authorities but this has shown a disadvantage to parents as it’s mainly academies that have taken later holidays. It is possible that it’s been detrimental to the national economy as no doubt some people have been unable to take holidays away or have had to take longer off work due to split holidays. Surely schools in an area should all have the same holiday dates.