School scraps term time and lets parents take children away whenever they want

Headmistress Jane Smalley set up Shrewsbury Prepatoria so that parents don’t have to worry about looking after their children during the summer holidays. The Metro reports.

Instead, the school is open throughout the year and allows mums and dads to take their kids out of school for a period of six weeks – whenever they want.

The Department for Education says independent schools don’t need specific term times as long as pupils attend 190 days of classes every year.

Ms Smalley estimated that the average time taken off by children is four weeks and the school was rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

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