Hi, thank you for your question. It is illegal to take a child out of school during term time without the headteacher's permission and it will be difficult for a court to agree to this, especially as there is a letter from the school refusing the request already.
Do not be afraid of the hearing - the judge will consider all the facts of the case, the school's position and decide what is in your daughter's best interests.
For your information the Court will take into consideration the following when making a decision regarding the application:1. The wishes and feelings of the child concerned2. The child’s physical, emotional and educational needs3. The likely effect on the child if circumstances changed as a result of the courts decision4. The child’s age, sex, backgrounds and any other characteristics which will be relevant to the court’s decision5. Any harm the child has suffered or may be at risk of suffering6. Capability of the child’s parents (or any other person the courts find relevant) at meeting the child’s needs7. The powers available to the court in the given proceedingsI hope this assists you. If you found this information helpful please provide a positive rating using the stars at the top of this page. I will not be credited for your question without a positive rating. Thank you
You should not be bullied into this - if you do not believe it is in her best interest then you are entitled to refuse consent. He should have obtained your consent before making the booking.
If a court considers there is a risk and it is not in the child's best interests, then an order will be made, especially if it is in term time and there has already been a refusal by the headteacher to grant permsision.
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