A mother is taken to court after she took her son out of school, during term time, so he could attend her wedding in St. Lucia.


Bride Frances Harden was denied permission to take her son Harrison, 13, out of school for two weeks for her wedding abroad in April — even though she had asked a year earlier for consent.

Even though she was denied, she went ahead with the wedding and took her son out of school. Upon her return she was promptly fined £50 for her son’s holiday, which she refused to pay.

She has now been summoned to court, where the fine has been increased and she risks ruining her credit rating.

Are you taking a child out of school so they can attend your big day? Would you pay the £50 fine?

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