Re. G (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1233 (04.10.2012)

The CA upheld the judgment of HHJ Copley that five children should attend the modern orthodox Jewish schools chosen by their mother rather than the Chareidi schools (described as ultra orthodox) they had attended while their parents remained in a relationship. The CA accepted that the issue of schooling was one of transcendental importance to the parties and the Chareidi community. The court accepted the trial judge’s reasoning that the children’s opportunities would be wider in the less orthodox schooling and this would include the opportunity to return to an ultra orthodox lifestyle in adulthood.