Nearly 40 homes in Weston-super-Mare and Worle have been visited by police in a crackdown on truancy. They issued warnings to parents and children that unless their school attendance improved it could lead to prosecution.
The police conducted a sweep of the area's four main schools in conjunction with North Somerset Council.
Police in Wiltshire are claiming success in a truancy crackdown that involves visiting the homes of children who fail to turn up at school.
Parents in Amesbury have been told to expect a knock on the door if their child doesn't attend class without an explanation. Police say they've yet to make a repeat visit to families where truancy had previously been a problem.