School attendance and legal proceedings
It is the responsibility of parents/carers to ensure that all their children of compulsory school age are receiving an efficient full-time education by regular attendance at a school or otherwise.
Devon Education Services monitor school attendance and support schools in their efforts to raise school attendance.
All schools have a legal obligation to inform Devon County Council of any child not attending regularly. Should you have any concerns about your child’s attendance or need support please contact the Education Welfare Service.
Absence from school: pay a school absence penalty notice
If your child has unauthorised absences from school, this could result in a school absence penalty notice being issued. You can find out more about school absence penalty notices as well as the other legal measures that can be taken at Absence from school – penalty notices.
If you have received a school absence penalty notice you can pay it in the following ways:
- Online at Pay a school absence penalty notice.
- Phone on 0300 4560534 – calls charged at local rate. Further details are available at www.call-charges.co.uk/0300-call-charges#one.
- Postal order – must be the correct amount and be received by the specified payment date.
- Cash in person by pre-arranged appointment by calling 01392 383189.
Late or part payments cannot be accepted and no reminders will be sent.