Education Secretary: Parents will face fines if their children aren’t back in school after the summer holidays.

IT will soon be compulsory for parents to send their children back to school amid the coronavirus pandemic.

While only a small percentage of children have returned to classrooms in England as the lockdown rules were eased, it will soon be mandatory for children to head back to school come September.

Today, the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said that parents will face fines if their kids aren’t back in school after the summer holidays.

There will be financial sanctions for parents, unless they have “good reason”.

Speaking on LBC, Mr Williamson said: “It is going to be compulsory for children to return back to school unless there is a very good reason, or a local spike.

“We have to get back into compulsory education, and as part of that fines sit alongside that.”

He added: “Unless there was a good reason for the absence then we would be looking at the fact that we would be imposing fines on families if they were not sending children back.”

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