Ab­sent pupil par­ents are pun­ished

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

PAR­ENTS of pupils who failed to at­tend school have been fined in court.

The par­ents of three pupils at Thomas Clark­son Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Whit­tle­sey were all con­victed of fail­ing to en­sure their chil­dren at­tended school at King’s Lynn Mag­is­trates’ Court.

One mother pleaded guilty and was fined £65 and or­dered to pay £40 costs and a £15 vic­tim sur­charge.

An­other par­ent ad­mit­ted a sim­i­lar charge and was given a one-year con­di­tional dis­charge and or­dered to pay £50 costs. She was told to con­tinue work­ing with the ed­u­ca­tion wel­fare of­fi­cers and so­cial ser­vices to en­sure her child at­tended school.

The fa­ther of the same child failed to at­tend court, but mag­is­trates found him guilty and fined him £300 with £150 costs and a £15 vic­tim sur­charge.

A fourth par­ent also pleaded guilty and was fined £235 with £150 costs and a £15 vic­tim sur­charge.

None of the pupils or their par­ents can be named for le­gal rea­sons.

IN FULL SWING: The Big 17 Band per­form­ing “Home on Leave for Christ­mas” at the Park­way Club.

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