It is recognised that it is often expensive to take a holiday during school breaks and that is why some parents may ask for term-time leave for their child. It is also recognised that some parents may ask for leave for their child for religious or personal reasons and that they are not just taking their child out of school for a 'holiday'.
The main problem that has been established is that parents and their children may not return from their term time leave on the date that has been agreed by their school. This can be for a variety of reasons, for example, flight delays. In some instances the children do not return back to school at all.
All of this can affect a Local Authorities attendance figures, that is why Term Time Tracker was developed to help manage extended holiday absence occurrences.