We are denying their children the right to completely relax abroad. When it it become necessary to go abroad, ( during term time) to completely relax? Why is this an entitlement? Why is it unfair that people who can't pay the full price don't get to go. If you can't afford the price, you don't go, do you, thats just that. We can't afford holidays abroad, but we don't really feel that it is our human right, either. I don't mind being asked, I don't mind reiterating the school policy, to be honest, it matters very little to me if they go anyway. Charlie will be behind and do worse in his end of year exams, that goes without saying, but I'm not going to give up any of my time to help him catch up, that is his problem ( and his Mum's. if she takes her responsibilities seriously) But why I am being subjected to this deeply wounded, hard done by attitude, as if I am trying to deliberately withhold Charlies natural entitlements in life?