Cost of prosecuting parent doesn’t fall under the Education Act 1996, s 9


Re: LB Richmond upon Thames v AC (SEN) [2017] UKUT 0173 (AAC)

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.