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.