FOI Request Holidays during Term Time

Request 101001557567

Please tell me how many incidents of children being taken out of school, both primary in secondary,  for a holiday during term time have been reported to the council since 2014.

I would like my answer broken down by month from January 2014, up to and including the date of the receipt of this email.

For the same period, please also tell me how many times the authority or the school have taken action against the pupils/their parents, if any action was taken.

Please also tell me how many times pupils were suspended, and parents given warnings regarding this behaviour.

Please also tell me the council’s official policy for children being taken out of school for holidays during term time.

Response 28-07-2017

The information is held in pupil files and would require a member of staff to go through 47,500 school records.  As a result, this information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Excessive Cost of Compliance as it would cost in excess of £600 to extract it.

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