Daily Mail is reporting that prosecutions of parents for their child’s truancy have soared to almost 20,000 a year following a ban on term-time holidays.
Official figures show an increase of 57 per cent between 2011 and 2017, with more than 100 people now prosecuted every school day.
Across the six years, a total of 114,851 parents faced charges.
Schools were ordered to stop allowing families to take their children out of class to go on holiday in 2013.
Many parents have flouted the rules to avoid paying sky-high holiday prices in peak season.
They are issued with a £60 fine but if it is not paid within 28 days they are prosecuted.
The Government says the rules are aimed at raising pupil attainment but campaigners claim that poor families are the worst-affected.
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