Cost of prosecuting parent doesn’t fall under the Education Act 1996, s 9
LB Richmond upon Thames v AC (SEN)  UKUT 0173 (AAC)
- Related Member(s):
- David Wolfe QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Education Law
- Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)
X’s mother wanted her to attend an independent special school A, whereas the local authority considered that school H, a maintained mainstream school, was suitable and that whilst school A would meet X’s needs, it would constitute unreasonable public expenditure. Held that the Education Act 1996, s 9 does not require the cost of a prosecuting a parent who breaches school attendance legislation to be taken into account.
David Wolfe QC was involved in this case.
 UKUT 0173 (AAC)https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5911a711e5274a06b00002c7/HS_0549_2017-00.pdf