Term-time holiday case heard in Supreme Court

A council which lost a High Court case over fining a father who took his daughter on a term-time holiday is having its appeal heard at the Supreme Court.

 

Isle of Wight Council tried to fine Jon Platt £120 for taking his daughter to Florida during the school term.

 

But magistrates backed the father, so the council appealed to the High Court, which again ruled in Mr Platt's favour.

 

The Department for Education is meeting the council's legal costs.

 

The legal case rests on what constitutes "regular attendance".

 

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