Penalty Notice Information
Penalty Notice criteria and Information
In accordance with the Education Act 1996 the criteria for issuing Penalty Notices for unauthorised term time absence is 10 sessions (equivalent to 5 school days in a 6 week period)
The referral would be made to the Educational Inclusion and Partnership Team for consideration of further action and as such you should be aware that the outcome could be a Penalty Notice, payable direct to the Local Authority. The Penalty Notice is £120 per parent/adult for each student to be paid within 28 days, decreasing to £60 per parent/adult for each student if paid within 21 days. If the Penalty Notice is not paid within 28 days, the Local Authority may instigate legal proceedings under section 444 (1) of the Education Act 1996. If found guilty of an offence under this Act, parents will receive a criminal record and could be fined up to £1000.