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Head offers parents opportunity to take children out of school in term time.

Head offers parents opportunity to take children out of school in term time.

A secondary school is offering parents the chance to take their children out of school for one week in July next year for an "enrichment week".

Woodlands School in Basildon says this will allow parents of pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 to give them  "opportunities that are more affordable".

Pupils will have to complete a booklet outlining what they have learned.

The move comes as data shows rising numbers of pupils in England are being taken out of school to go on holiday.

In his letter to parents, head teacher Simon Cox says 15 to 19 July 2019 will be set aside for an "enrichment week".

    

"It is hoped that this will allow you to provide opportunities that are more affordable as they are out of the school holidays," the letter says.

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