How we help Get support SEN and disability law SEN and disability case law Case summaries Children out of school or not getting a full-time education R v East Sussex County Council, Ex p Tandy / In re T (A Minor)  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. RD and GD v The Proprietor of Horizon Primary (Responsible Body) (SEN):  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  EWHC 3033 (Admin);  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.