Parent narrowly avoids jail term after admitting she failed to send her child to Fenland Learning Base - Whittlesey parent also in court

Fenland Learning Centre

Fenland Learning Centre - Credit: Archant

A parent has narrowly avoided going to jail for failing to ensure her child attended the Fenland Learning Base in Wisbech.

The parent – who cannot be named for legal reasons – admitted the offence and was given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, ordered to pay £150 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

She was also ordered to complete a 20-hour rehabilitation activity as directed by the probation service.

In a second case at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court, a parent was fined £100 with £150 costs and a £20 victim surcharge for failing to ensure their child attended New Road Primary School in Whittlesey. The parent did not attend court but was found guilty in her absence.