• Slight fall in school absence fines in wake of Platt court case

    Parents fined for their children’s unauthorised absence fell a little last year, but the figures did not change as much as expected given the law has become more lenient. New figures, taken by Schools Week from 112 councils, showed that last year the authorities issued 103,918 fines to parents, totalling £4.4 million, compared with 108,405

    5.00 Feb. 10th, 2018 | News

  • Surge in unauthorised term-time holidays after Platt court ruling

    The number of children taken out of school without permission for a family holiday rose by a fifth after the High Court backed a father’s rights last year. Absence figures published this morning show the number of pupils taken on unauthorised family holidays rose from 270,220 in autumn 2015, to 328,555 in autumn last year

    11.14 May. 18th, 2017 | News