A WOMAN who failed to send her two teenage children to school could face jail.
The Huddersfield mum ignored a parenting order intended to get her children to school, Kirklees magistrates were told yesterday.
The mum, who cannot be named for legal reasons, refused to co-operate with Kirklees Council education officials.
Between January and June this year her teenage son did not attend school at all and his teenage sister only went 15 times.
Kirklees magistrates imposed an order under section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act to ban identification of the children. That meant the mother could not be named.
The woman, who was not represented in court, told magistrates she could not force her son to go to school.
“He is a teenage lad,” she said. “There’s no way I can drag him out of bed and into a car.”
The woman admitted two offences of failing to ensure her children attended school and six offences of failing to comply with the requirements of a parenting order.
Mr Michael McCabe, prosecuting for Kirklees Council, told the court that between January 16 and June 22 the children could have attended school on 182 occasions.
Her son did not attend at all and her daughter went 15 times.