A parent fined £120, for taking his kid out of school to go on holiday, has lost his court case against Isle of Wight council.
Quite right too. They only go to school for 195 days a year, he gets plenty of opportunity for holidays.
When I was a kid no one ever dreamed of missing school to go on holiday, and we never went abroad.
"Term-time holiday dad loses court battle over school fine"
He must be a bit of an idiot anyway. He claimed that he only needed to send the kid to school "Regularly" in order to comply with the law.
Doesn't he know what regular means?
It could mean once a week, or what about once a month, once a year, or any other consistent pattern one chooses.
Then he made this statement..
"Parents would find it "utterly shocking" that they needed the "permission of the state" to decide on school attendance."
No they wouldn't Mr Pratt, the law is very clear on that, kid doesn't go to school, parent goes to jail.
And what do kids who miss school turn out like? Mr Pratt, thats who.