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Term-time Disney World holiday defended by dad

A father who refused to pay a £120 fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday has won a High Court ruling in his favour.

Magistrates had ruled that Jon Platt had no case to answer as, overall, his daughter had attended school regularly.

Isle of Wight Council had asked the High Court to clarify whether a seven-day absence amounted to a child failing to attend regularly.

He spoke to The Victoria Derbyshire programme , broadcast on weekdays at 09:00 GMT on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel, before Friday's ruling.

  • 13 May 2016
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