08/05/2013 14:40 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Do You Take Your Children On Holiday In Term Time?

Do you take your children on holiday in term time? Getty

As the last half term of the school year dawns and classes have so many empty chairs it looks like there's been an unfortunate outbreak of The Andromeda Strain, spare a thought for children like mine.

They'll be there, grimly soldiering on and sweltering in their uniforms, until the bitter end – or July 20 as it's otherwise known – when at last we are free to go on holiday.


Sometimes it seems as if parents like me are a dwindling band – either bravely fighting the good fight to uphold standards and decency or complete mugs, whichever way you want to look at it.


More than half of parents admitted to taking their children out of school to go on holiday in a recent survey – and 12VIRTUAL-Gallery-160184%