North East Lincolnshire Council

Penalty Notices

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’.

For the current penalty notice Code of Conduct, please contact us.

Education Welfare Service, Riverside Children’s Centre, Sorrel Road , Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN34 4HE


Telephone: 01472 326291 (option 1)

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 5 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm except bank holidays