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Shorter summer holidays for Isle of Wight.

Shorter summer holidays for Isle of Wight.

Summer holidays could be cut and replaced with longer half terms by a council at the centre of a legal battle over unauthorised school absences.

The Isle of Wight is to consult parents over proposals to reduce the mid-year break after a legal battle over term-time holidays.

The council was involved in a row with Jon Platt, who refused to pay a fine for taking his daughter on holiday.

Councillors agreed to launch the consultation on 24 November.

Children's services councillor Paul Brading said: "It was our pledge to examine options to give families more choice over when they take their holidays, while at the same time making term lengths more even.

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"Our unwavering aim is to further improve attendance which will then drive up educational standards so we have all our schools rated 'good' or better by Ofsted."

Jon Platt lost his case at the Supreme Court in April, despite winning prior legal battles against the council.


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