In September 13 the rules changed and parents are no longer able to take their child(ren) out of school during term-time. If they do they are now liable to be fined. Prior to this, under the heading of ‘exceptional circumstances’ Ofsted allowed Service parents to take their children out of school during periods of PODL – Post Operational Deployment Leave.
Under the new rules there is still a case for ‘exceptional circumstances’ the provision for Service parents does not seem to be in place. Or if it is it is not consistently applied.