Education Penalty Notices

Regular and punctual attendance at school is both a legal requirement and essential for pupils to maximise their educational opportunities.

If your child is absent from school, without authorisation from the school you may receive an Education Penalty Notice.

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For information and practical guidance to help you plan for your child's return to school visit Gov.uk/backtoschool.

Please also read the latest Government guidance on school attendance.


The Education Penalty Notice  fine is:

  • £60 if paid within 21 days
  • £120 if paid within 28 days

If the fine is not paid it may lead to a court hearing.

Pay Education Penalty Notice fine

For more information see the: