Jon Platt outside the High Court

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The Excessive Courtroom dominated Jon Platt didn’t should pay a £120 high-quality in Might

A council has been advised it may apply to problem a Excessive Courtroom determination which dominated in favour of a father who took his daughter on vacation in time period time.

The Excessive Courtroom ruled in May that Jon Platt didn’t should pay a £120 high-quality to Isle of Wight Council after he took his daughter to Florida.

The courtroom dominated Mr Platt had no case to reply as a result of, general, his daughter had attended college frequently.

The council can now apply to the Supreme Courtroom for permission to attraction.

Senior choose Lord Justice Lloyd Jones stated the case “raised some extent of regulation of normal public significance”.

He stated the Excessive Courtroom had refused permission to attraction, however the council might make its personal utility to the Supreme Courtroom.

The formal refusal by the Excessive Courtroom is a procedural machine to permit the Supreme Courtroom to pick which circumstances it needs to listen to.

After Mr Platt refused to pay the £120 high-quality, magistrates dominated he had no case to reply.

The native authority took the case to the Excessive Courtroom for clarification and Mr Platt gained the backing of senior judges.

Following the ruling, the federal government stated it could take into account altering the regulation over unauthorised absences.

The minister of state for faculties, Nick Gibb, requested the council to attraction towards the choice with the assure the Division for Training would fund the bid if it went to the Supreme Courtroom.

Since 2013, more durable authorities rules have meant head lecturers can solely grant depart of absence to pupils in faculties in England throughout time period time in “distinctive circumstances”.

Based on native authority information, almost 64,000 fines were imposed for unauthorised absences between September 2013 and August 2014.