Mother sentenced for failing to send her children regularly to Whittlesey school

Building Schools for the Future Programme in Fenland. Sir Harry Smith Community College

Building Schools for the Future Programme in Fenland. Sir Harry Smith Community College - Credit: Archant

A MOTHER at a Whittlesey school has appeared in court accused of failing to ensure her children attend regularly.

Peterborough magistrates gave the mother a two year conditional discharge and ordered her to pay £300 costs.

She pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the children attended Sir Harry Smith Community College, Whittlesey.

College principal Jonathan Digby said after the hearing: “Children need to go to school.

“If they are not in school, they will not learn and then fail to reach their potential. The courts play an important role in ensuring parents take their responsibilities regarding school attendance, seriously.


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“Schools work closely with parents to help them do their best but sadly in some cases court action is necessary in the best interests of our young people.”

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