A british pound. So much should it cost for every five minutes after the bell 15.40, the parents come late to collect their children at the school, the Holy Trinity, Gravesend in the uk Kent. This corresponds to around nine Danish kroner.

If the clock passes 16, and the child has still not been retrieved, the social authorities are informed. This is the sound of the new, cash rules, such as the british school introduced in the beginning of the year, writes the BBC.

the School’s principal, Denise Gibbs-Naguar, tells, that we are increasingly experiencing a ‘significant number’ of pupils remains have not been downloaded a half hour after the school day is over at 15: 30.

The result, according to her, that the students ‘exhibit signs of anxiety’, and expresses the fear that there might have happened something bad with their parents.

– It is of course not something you want a child to experience, says Denise Gibbs-Naguar to the BBC.

In the british teachers union, the National Education Union (NEU) believe that the strafbøder and threats, which they call the new rules, is the right way to get the problem of late parents to life.

– It is important that parents understand why certain actions are harmful to the school, but the best way to do it is through meaningful motivation, not through strafhandlinger as handing out fines, says Jerry Glazier from the NEU to the media.

– I do not think there is any law that makes it possible for the school to give fines, so it will be the end (of the actions, red.), says Jerry Glazier on.

the School, Holy Trinity, informs the BBC that the fines will be issued to the late parents via letters, where they charge the amount in question. The letters will also be followed up with a phone call. However, it is not entirely clear what the school will make up, if the parents do not pay.