SEVERAL more parents have been fined for taking their children out of school during term time.

Five parents were convicted of failing to ensure their children regularly attended school, at a hearing which took place last Thursday.

They were issued fines, along with costs and surcharges totalling almost £3,000 across the five cases.

All the parents fined took the holiday despite the schools not authorising the absence and they did not pay the initial penalty fine imposed of £60 per child, or the increased amount of £120 per child. resulting in the prosecution.