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Penalty fines for missing school next term

Larkmead_School%2C_Abingdon%2C_Oxfordshire.png?profile=RESIZE_400xParents in England who do not send their children back to school in September will face fines, says the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.

"Unless there's a good reason for absence… we'd be imposing fines on families," he said.

But head teachers said fining parents was not the "right approach" at first.

"There will be many frightened and anxious parents out there," said Geoff Barton, leader of the ASCL head teachers' union.

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