A mother is keeping her child at home in a row over which school he goes to.
Tina Mullett from Leicester is refusing to send her four-year-old son Thomas to a school four miles away because she wants him to attend Ravenhurst Primary school which is just 250 yards from her home.
Leicestershire County Council says Ms Mullett missed the application deadline for a school place. But she claims it was only by 24 hours, and was because she was recovering from a back injury at the time.
Tina Mullett appealed against the decision but was unable to attend that hearing as she was suffering from post-natal depression.
Thomas's brother Alfie, and sister Ruby already attend Ravenhurst Primary, where Ms Mullett also works as a dinner lady.
The council has offered to send a taxi so Thomas could go to the Danemill Primary school in Enderby, but Ms Mullett says she refuses to put her four year old son in a taxi on his own.
In a statement Leicestershire County Council said,