School refuses to give girls 5 days off while mum has life-saving heart surgery

A mum claims her daughters’ primary school would not allow them five days off while she undergoes and recovers from a life-saving heart operation.

Emma Payne said she was left stunned and feeling let down when she found out her girls – Charlotte, 10, and Sophie, eight – had to remain in school or else she would be fined for taking them out.

The 37-year-old wants her daughters to be at her bedside with her husband Mark while she is in hospital, as no-one will be home to care for them.

The mum, from Burnley, Lancs, had asked St Augustine of Canterbury Primary School to allow both her daughters to have five days’ leave.Continue Reading


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