Dear Harrogate Borough Council,

I would like to request the following data under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. How many Fixed Penalty Notices has your council handed out between September 2018 – July 2019 to parents for the following unauthorised school absences:
a. Persistent lateness (arriving after the register has been taken)
b. Unauthorised leave in term time (e.g. being taken out of school for holiday)
c. Delayed return from authorised leave
d. General unauthorised absence/truancy (including parentally condoned absence)
2. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 21 day allocated time frame?
3. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 28 day allocated time frame, and subsequently gone to court?
4. How much revenue has been collected from FPNs between September 2018 - July 2019?
5. For all of the above information, could you please provide a comparison for questions 1-4 for the previous school year (2017-2018)?

Yours faithfully,

Naomi Aharony

Foi, Harrogate Borough Council

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Foi, Harrogate Borough Council

Dear Naomi,

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unfortunately this is not information that is held by Harrogate Borough Council. Education services in this area come under the remit of North Yorkshire County Council. I recommend that you forward your request on to them at [email address] or see their website at

If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled, please contact -

Freedom of Information Officer, PO Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW

or email [Harrogate Borough Council request email]

The Council has an internal review procedure. If your complaint is about the decision which has been made you will usually be entitled to have your case reviewed by a senior officer from a department which has not been involved in the decision previously. Your request for internal review must be received by the Council within 40 working days from the date that the response to your initial request is issued.

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The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113

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Yours sincerely

The FOI Team

Harrogate Borough Council
P.O. Box 787

Tel: 01423 500600

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