A council raised £21,192 in a year by fining parents for taking children on term time holidays
Supreme Court judges have ruled parents cannot legally take their children on holiday during term time without their headteacher's permission.
Information released by Gloucestershire county council shows the 153 fines were issued to parents last year for taking their children out of school time.
It was a significant reduction on the year before, which saw 381 fines imposed.
Tim Browne, the head of education at Gloucestershire County Council, said: "Headteachers continue to have the power to authorise leave of absence, but only in exceptional circumstances.
"If the absence is unauthorised the school may request that the council consider issuing a penalty notice for the period of unauthorised absence.
Judges ruled parents need the headteacher’s permission for taking their children out of school
"Children with poor attendance can be at a disadvantage and this is one way that schools can encourage parents to make sure children attend classes regularly."
This court ruling makes my blood boil. A classroom education is not the only education
The ruling is already attracting mixed reactions from parents.
Vicky Mitchell from Cirencester said "This court ruling makes my blood boil.
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"A classroom education is not the only education. My kids gain so much from going overseas – arguably more than they might from a few days in class. I would even argue that we kind of home educate our children during our holidays."
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Jon Platt took his daughter out of school without permission for a seven-day trip to Disney World, Florida. He was fined for doing so and later prosecuted by the Isle of Wight council for refusing to pay the £120 penalty. But local magistrates found there was no case to answer, and the council took its case to the High Court in London
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Jon Platt arrives at the Supreme Court in central London with his wife Sally where the Court will rule on the much-anticipated legal case on an unauthorised holiday during school term time
Gloucestershire county council issued 153 fines to parents last year
But another local mother, Sarah Davies, said "The ruling has to cater to all children. It would be brilliant if all parents planned educational holidays, but the reality is two weeks by the pool/beach. Awesome fun, but educational? Not so much. There's also the issue of catching up on work missed.
"Will the parents pick up the slack here, or will it fall to the teacher, to the detriment of the other 30 kids in the class?"