SCHOOL holidays across Essex could change so families can get cheap holidays.

Southend Council is to consult Essex County Council over shifting half-term holidays so parents can dodge sky-high peak prices when booking.

Agreement would be needed as some parents have children at schools in both local education authority areas.

Nigel Holdcroft, leader of Southend Council, said: “There are large numbers of families who send some children to school in the borough and some out of the borough., but I think it’s something that parents might be interested in us considering.”