6 April 2017

Supreme Court considers Education Act 1996 offence

Supreme Court considers Education Act 1996 offence

The Supreme Court today handed down judgment in the case of Isle of Wight Council v Platt, concerning the Education Act 1996, whereby a parent commits an summary-only offence if his or her child fails to attend school “regularly”. Louis Mably QC appeared for the Secretary of State for Education (intervening). Coverage of the judgment is available here.

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