A Fixed Penalty Notice may be issued for:
- low school attendance
- term time holidays
- being in a public place during school hours when excluded from school
The Penalty Notice fine is £60 if paid within 21 days, rising to £120 if paid between 21 and 28 days. If the Penalty Notice is not paid within 28 days, the Education Welfare Officer will proceed with prosecution.
A Penalty Notice will be issued per parent, per child (for example, if there are 2 parents and 2 children, this will be a total of 4 Penalty Notices).
Please note that Penalty Notices are only issued on the request of the school. If you feel a Penalty Notice has been issued in error, please contact your child’s school in the first instance.
To pay a fine go to our Pay it page and pay ‘A council invoice’.