School holiday ruling A difference of opinion among Christians has emerged after the Supreme Court ruled in April against a father for taking his child out of school on a holiday during term time. BBC / Family Education Trust Jon Platt | photo: BBC Jon Platt, who had previously won legal battles against a fine in a case brought by his local council, said the decision meant the state is ‘taking the rights away from parents’. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.