A Southampton school which had originally arranged for pupils to finish early next Thursday so that they could watch the England football game has changed its plans.
With no other local schools offering the same opportunity, and with an Isle of Wight Father recently winning a case at the Supreme Court about being fined for taking a child on holiday in school term time, did the school bow to public pressure?
Pupils will now stay in school but will be given the opportunity to watch the football game in the last hour.
PUPILS at a school in Hampshire will now not be allowed to leave early to watch England in action during the European Championships after education chiefs backtracked on their decision. As reported by the Daily EchoDaily Echo yesterday, students at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill in Southampton were set to be allowed to leave at 12.40pm next Thursday to watch England take on Wales. But the move was criticised, with school leaders attacked for “hypocrisy” for allowing children out of school at a time when parents are being taken to court over term-time holidays.