Jon Platt

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The Hogan Family at their home in Dublin: with Jen and Paul Hogan are their seven children:Tobey (2), Chloe (14), Adam (11), Jamie (9), Noah (seven months), Luke (7) and Zach (5). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Hogan family is going on its first foreign holiday this May and mother Jen feels “no guilt” about taking her children out of school for a week in (...)

Jon Platt arrives at the Supreme Court in London. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

A father has lost a landmark legal battle at the UK’s highest court over taking his daughter to Disney World during school term-time. Five justices a(...)

Jon Platt was fined by Isle of Wight Council after he took his family on the holiday, which included a visit to Walt Disney World, without permission from his child’s school. Photograph: Cuauh34/Wikimedia Commons

A man who refused to pay a fine for taking his six-year-old daughter out of school for a family trip to Florida has won a ruling in his favour at the (...)