Three parents who allowed their children to skip school are prosecuted

14:04 20 February 2013

Thomas Clarkson Academy

Thomas Clarkson Academy

Archant

THREE parents have been prosecuted for failing to ensure their children attend Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech.

One parent admitted two offences, while two others who did not attend the hearing at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court were found guilty in their absence.

The parent who pleaded guilty was given a 12-month conditional discharge for each offence, while the other two were fined £200 each with £150 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

David Gray, Vice Principal at the Thomas Clarkson Academy, said: “The court has taken the view that parents need to do more to make sure their children go to school and I welcome that decision.

“A good education should open up a bright and exciting future for our young people.

“Parents need to work together with schools to ensure that children attend regularly and make the most of the opportunities provided for them.”

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:48
Doddington Community Hospital

Out-patient clinics at Doddington Hospital and Ely’s Princess of Wales Hospital are at risk unless a new provider can be found.

Yesterday, 15:43
Alan Hocking (centre) with Fenland District Councillor Mike Cornwell and Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson

They are 12,000 km apart but the town of March and the town of Nambour, Australia, came together to honour the selfless act of courage by a 21-year-old serviceman.

Yesterday, 09:19
Alan Chamberlain

A Whittlesey man convicted of a number of “horrific” historical sex offences has been jailed for 15 years.

Yesterday, 17:38
Stephen Ray

A health care assistant who abused his position of trust to begin a relationship with one of his patients has been jailed.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up