“For Southmead Primary School, Braunton, please advise:-
How many penalty notices have been issued for unauthorised absences per month in the last 12 months.
How many unauthorised absences that fit the criteria on Devon county council website for a penalty notice and have not been issued a penalty notice in the last 12 months.
If any the reason why penalty notice was not issued.
How many unauthorised have been approved in the last 12 months.”
Devon County Council holds this information but believes it to be exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – ‘Personal Information’. This is because release of these figures could lead to the identification of the individual(s) concerned which would breach the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
Information relating to School Absence Penalty Notices is available on our website.