A MUM has been ordered to escort her son to school in a bid to stop him playing truant.
Magistrates told Celia Beaumont, 52, of Peat Ponds, Laund Road, Salendine Nook, it was up to her to ensure the 13-year- old was on time for classes at the Salendine Nook High School when the September term began.
From March to May this year, the teenager attended just 33 out of 96 possible school days.
His dad Melvyn Beaumont, 50, of William Street, Crosland Moor, admitted at Huddersfield Magistrates' Court yesterday: "I have failed to get him to school. I have tried to do everything but I have failed."
Mrs Beaumont also pleaded guilty.
Defending herself, Mrs Beaumont said that clashes with teachers and pupils meant the boy was too frightened to go to school.
Despite numerous letters from school and meetings between his mother and the head teacher, his attendance became worse and worse.
However, prosecutor Cath Cheesman said the boy himself "admitted there was no reason why he shouldn't be in school on a regular basis."
Mr Beaumont said: "We can't get through to him."
Magistrates imposed conditional discharges on both Mr Beaumont and his wife as well as parenting orders. Both punishments were for 12 months.
They also told Mrs Beaumont she had to escort the boy to school for the first four weeks of the new term.