R v East Sussex County Council, Ex p Tandy / In re T (A Minor) [1998] 2 WLR 884: The LA is under an absolute duty to provide suitable education for children who are out of school due to illness, exclusion or otherwise. An LA may not take its own financial constraints into account when assessing what is an appropriate education.

G, R (on the application of) v Westminster City Council [2004] EWCA Civ 45: Whether it is reasonably possible for the child to attend any existing suitable education (such as their current school), or whether they need alternative education under s. 19 Education Act 1996, must be looked at objectively, taking into account all the circumstances.

RD and GD v The Proprietor of Horizon Primary (Responsible Body) (SEN): [2020] UKUT 278 (AAC) Whether or not a part-time timetable is discriminatory will depend on whether it is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim – the school needs to consider whether the disadvantages caused to the child by the part-time timetable outweigh or are disproportionate to the aim pursued by the school.  In this case, on balance, the part-time timetable was determined to be proportionate.

R (on the application of Y) v Croydon LBC [2015] EWHC 3033 (Admin); [2016] E.L.R. 138: The mother of a severely learning-disabled child had been unable to get him to attend school despite significant efforts. The LA refused to change the school named in the Statement or provide other alternative education. The LA was found to be in breach of its duty under s. 19 Education Act 1996 to provide suitable education; as no further plan had been put forward, it was not reasonably practicable for the child to attend that school.

R (LB) v Surrey County Council [2022] EWHC 772 (Admin): Where there is a duty under section 19 of the Education Act 1996 to provide alternative education, an LA must actually provide it and not merely attempt to provide alternative education. It is a duty which can be enforced by a mandatory order.