Schools – Unauthorised absences due to climate change strikes

1) The number of unauthorised absences from your schools due to pupils participating in the Friday climate change strikes.

2) The number of fines issued related to these unauthorised absences.

3) The number of prosecutions underway, if any, for non-payment of these fines.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

There have been three Friday climate strikes: 15/02/19, 15/03/19, 12/04/19.

Devon County Council do not hold this information.   This information will be held by individual schools and we would therefore recommend that you contact them for this information.  Details of schools in Devon can be found on our website at:

It is our understanding that if there was an intention for young people to protest for five days in a row, thereby activating the penalty notice procedure, they would have to be warned beforehand