The Supreme Court have now ruled against Mr Platt, upholding an original fine charged to him for taking his child on a week's holiday during term-time.

There are arguments on both sides - it's disruptive to a child's education to miss school, but on the other hand, the ever increasing cost of holidays during school holidays can be completely unaffordable for some parents.

Perhaps the government should focus on maintaining reasonable costs for holidays during school holidays as many parents will now fear that prices will continue to hike.  

Thought also needs to be given to the child.  With stress levels in children on the rise with increasing pressure to perform in exams, perhaps it's not so damaging for a child to miss a few days of school for a much needed break and some fun?