Unauthorised Absence from School – Penalty Notices and Fines

 

“Please would it be possible to receive information on the following questions for the Devon County Council region:-

Q1. The number of fines issued in your authority from 2015-2017, broken down by year, as a direct result of parents/guardians taking their child/children on term-time holidays, without school permission.

2015 – 1485

2016 –   654

2017 – 1479

These are the total number of fines, for both unauthorised holidays and unauthorised absences

Q2. The number of prosecutions in your authority from 2015-2017, broken down by year, as a direct result of parents/guardians taking their child/children on a term-time holiday, without school permission.

2015 – 420

2016 – 223

2017 – 212

Q3. What has been the total monetary amount paid to your authority as a result of fining parents/guardians who take their child/children on term-time holidays without school permission, from 2015-2017, broken down by year?”

The total revenue from Penalty Notices is £162,600