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Changes to Penalty Notice Fines for Term Time Holidays

Parents and Carers, 


As of August 2024, there are new legislations surrounding taking your children out of school for holidays and for any unauthorised absence during term time. Schools will have to follow the following guidance…


Breakdown of Fines: -


5 days or 10 sessions missed for unauthorised reasons: £80 per child, per parent/carer, paid within 21 days or £160 paid within 28 days. 


If, within a three-year period, a parent gets a second fine they will be charged automatically the higher rate of £160 per child. 


Fines are capped to two fines within any three-year period.


After the cap, if a child is taken out again, a Parenting Order or prosecution will be considered. If parents/carers are prosecuted and attend court there could be a fine for up to £2,500.


For any more information surrounding the new fines please visit: If you need support about your child’s attendance, please contact the school and we can offer help and guidance. ___________________________________________________________________________