Yes you read that headline right.
Unbelievably a school have fined parents £120 and warned it could rise to £1000 after they took their son to South Africa to attend the funeral of the boys grandmother.
Originally the parents had planned to visit South Africa for 12 days but cut this down to 8 days.
Mrs Follows had informed the School by letter of her intentions but due to more than 5 days being missed the fine has been issued.
Mrs Follows stated that “It was obviously going to take longer than 5 days to sort out the estate”
Fortunately the family can reduce this fine to £60 if paid before September 6th.