Skip to comments.Headteacher imposes £60 fines on EACH parent if their child is a few minutes late for school
Posted on 01/22/2014 12:31:11 PM PST by managusta
A headteacher has warned parents they will be fined £60 each if one of their children is a few minutes late for school.
Both the pupil's mother and father will be forced to pay the penalty if they miss registration 10 times in a 12-week term.
And if the fine issued by Emerson Valley School in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, is not paid within 21 days it will double to £120.
Parents who have two children will be hit with a combined £240 penalty - which will double to £480 if not paid within three weeks.
Education campaigners and parents said the fines were over the top - and are being imposed at a time when families are struggling to make ends meet.
In a statement, the school said the link between good attendance and pupils' achievement was clear and that its strategies to improve attendance and punctuality had been successful.
It read: 'National and local authority guidance is that as a last resort, a fixed penalty notice may be issued for persistent late arrival at school.'
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How much do you want to bet the fine is not demanded of certain “minority” students?
Does he have a collection agent??
It’s one thing to impose — it’s another thing to collect.
Just like giving out homework assignments.