R (on the application of DS (through his mother and litigation friend SS)) v Wolverhampton City Council

Education – Local education authority. The claimant, aged 13, who suffered from autism and other severe learning difficulties, failed to make out his case that the defendant had been obliged to make alternative provision for him, under s 19(1) of the Education Act 1996, after he had arrived home from school wearing nothing beneath the waist except a towel. Accordingly, the Administrative Court dismissed his claim for judicial review, as the events and the school's response to them did not mean that it had not been reasonably practicable for the claimant to attend the school.

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