Hatfield parents fined hundreds of pounds over children’s failure to attend school

PUBLISHED: 13:35 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:41 03 January 2018

Hatfield parents have been taken to court over their children's failure to regularly attend school.

Hatfield parents have been taken to court over their children's failure to regularly attend school.

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In four separate court cases, three Hatfield mums and one Hatfield dad have all been fined over their children’s failure to regularly attend school.

The cases were all heard at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on December 22.

A mum and dad from Hatfield were ordered to pay nearly £1,000 after their son failed to regularly attend school.

The youngster should have been attending primary school, but failed to do so regularly between March and June last year.

The parents did not attend court for the hearing, but the cases against each of them were proved in their absence.

The dad was fined £220.

He was ordered to pay victim services £30 and costs of £125.

The mum was fined £440.

She was also ordered to pay victim services £44 and costs of £125.

Two other mums from Hatfield had cases heard at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on the same day.

A mum-of-two was fined £220 per child over their failure to regularly attend primary school between January and July last year.

She was also ordered to pay victim services £30 and costs of £125.

In total she must pay £595.

Another mum whose daughter failed to attend primary school in Hatfield between January and May last year was fined £220.

She was also ordered to pay victim services £30 and £125 costs.

•None of the parents have been named in this report due to reporting restriction on the identities of the children involved.

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