P-04-576 Allow Children in Wales to Have a Family Holiday During Term Time

This petition was submitted by Bethany Walpole-Wroe and was first considered in July 2014, having collected 1008 signatures(an associated e-petition has collected over 10,300 signatures)

Petition Text
We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to review the guidance to Local Authorities on head teachers being able to authorise absence for family holidays during term time. Many families from poor backgrounds can only afford to go on holiday during term time, as holidays are about 60% more expensive during the holiday period. Also, many families where parents work are unable to take time off during the school holidays. Holidays can be extremely educational, giving the children awareness of the world in which we live.

Assembly Constituency and Region

·         Ceredigion 

·         Mid and West Wales