I've shared the various stories in Jon Platt's battle to oppose the fine imposed on him for taking his daughter out of school during term time for a holiday.
In the Guardian article Mr Platt says:
'that he would fight against paying the penalty notice when the case returns to the magistrates court and that the supreme court had not only overturned earlier decisions in his case but also landmark ruling made by the high court in 1969 and 2006.'
He went on to say; “The case has to go back to the Isle of Wight magistrates. I have no intention of pleading guilty to this offence.”
Watch this space ...
The ban on parents taking their children out of school for family holidays during term time has been upheld by the supreme court. In a unanimous decision, the justices upheld a fine imposed on a father for taking his daughter out of school for an unauthorised seven-day break in April 2015. Delivering the judgment, the deputy president of the supreme court, Lady Hale, said: “Unauthorised absences have a disruptive effect, not only on the education of the individual child but also on the work of other pupils. “If one pupil can be taken out whenever it suits the parent, then so can others. ... Any educational system expects people to keep the rules. Not to do so is unfair to those obedient parents who do keep the rules, whatever the costs or inconvenience to themselves.”