Term-time Holiday Ruling Appealed

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Posted on 13 Jun 2016

Parents need to be cautious about taking children out of school in term-time in light of Isle of Wight Council’s decision to appeal the recent term-time holiday ruling. 

Isle of Wight Council is seeking leave to appeal the decision in its unsuccessful prosecution of Jon Platt, who took his daughter out of school for seven days for a family holiday to Florida. The Council’s appeal is being made at the request of the Secretary of State for Education which is funding the appeal and seeking to be joined as an interested party. 

Nick Gibb, Schools Minister, is reported to have written to all state schools informing them that they should continue to apply the current regulations that allow parents to be fined if they take their children out of school for a family holiday.

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