Department of Children’s Services
Aiming High for Children
Tel: (01274) 385901
Fax: (01274) 385951
Ref: FOI ENQ00494
Date: 13 March 2014
Further to your request for information about attendance penalty notices, which was received on
13 February 2014 under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please find the information you
requested below: Section 444 of the 1996 Education Act and subsequent amendments give statutory powers to local
education authorities to ensure that children attend school and are given an education. I am
interested in the number of attendance penalty notices that have been issued since 31/08/13 to
Total Number of Penalty Notices issued since 31/08/13 to date (05/03/14) is 692. The number of these penalty notices that relate to students from private fee paying schools and
those penalty notices that relate to students from public sector schools.
The number of these penalty notices that relate to students from private fee paying schools is 0.
The number of these penalty notices that relate to students from public sector schools is 692.
I am aware of s12, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the £450 cost ceiling and ask the request
be expanded to any penalty notices issued between 01/09/12-31/08/13 be included if this does not
breech the £450 cost limit
The number of Penalty Notices issued between 01/09/12 and 31/08/13 is 503.
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Department of Children’s Services - Aiming High for Children
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Senior Education Liaison Officer