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Fines for missing school

How much is a penalty notice fine?

The fine is £60 if you pay within 21 days of the day the fine was issued.

If the fine is not paid in 21 days it will go up to £120, you are then allowed seven more days to pay the £120.

If the fine is not paid within 28 days of the day the fine was issued it will be withdrawn and you will not be able to pay.

The fine will tell you how to pay. The fine must be paid in full 28 days of the date it was issued. You cannot make part payments.

There is no right of appeal by parents against a penalty notice fine. If the penalty is not paid in full by the end of the 28 days allowed, the local authority will decide either to send the parent to court for the school absence or withdraw the fine.