Penalty Notice Guidelines
Parents and carers will be liable to receive a penalty notice for the following reasons:
- Firstly, where a pupil is taken out of school for 5 days or more without being authorised by the head teacher. Each parent and carer will be liable for each child. A penalty of £60 per parent/carer, per child will apply if paid within 21 days of receipt of the notice, rising to £120 if paid after 21 days but within 28 days. If the penalty notice is not paid within 28 days, the Local Authority will consider a prosecution in the Magistrates Court. Please note that Penalty Notices are issued per parent/ carer per child, so a family with 2 parents/ carers and 2 children will receive 4 penalty notices.
- Secondly, where a pupil has a poor attendance record over a period of time.
Please refer to our Attendance Policy in our Policy pages for full details.