Unauthorised absence prosecutions – South Hams primary schools 2016-2019

How many parents of pupils of south hams primary schools were prosecuted for unauthorised absences under section 444 in the academic years 2016-17, 2017-18 and to date in 2018-19. 

The data for Primary Schools in the South Hams area is as follows:

Year 2016/17 2017/18 01 Sept to 01 Dec 2018
Title Penalty Notices s444 Penalty Notices s444 Penalty Notices s444
Totals 45 * 68 * 47 8

* Devon County Council does hold this information but as disclosure may identify individuals it may breach the first principle of the Data Protection Act 2018 therefore; this information is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 40 (2) Personal Data

Please note, during 2016/17, there were some five months or so when Devon County Council did not issue any Penalty Notices.  This was the period pending the Supreme Court decision.