Dear Hillingdon 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. Could you please provide a comparison for questions 1-4 for the previous school year (2017-2018)?

Yours faithfully,

Naomi Aharony

Residents Services FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Naomi Aharony 
I  am writing in response to your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, received 22/10/2019  

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your requests.  Therefore the deadline for our response
is 19/11/2019

 

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Michelle Barber

Members Liaison Officer /FOI Officer

Resident Services

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FOI ., Hillingdon Borough Council

FOI 7805781
Dear Naomi Aharony,

I am writing in response to your request for information below.

 

As I understand it you are seeking to know:

 

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)

None. 

b. Unauthorised leave in term time (e.g. being taken out of school for
holiday)

812. 

c. Delayed return from authorised leave

None. 

d. General unauthorised absence/truancy (including parentally condoned
absence)

62. 

2. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 21 day allocated time
frame?

38 paid between 22-28 days. 

3. How many FPNs have not been paid within the 28 day allocated time
frame, and subsequently gone to court?

41. 

4. How much revenue has been collected from FPNs between September 2018 -
July 2019?

£47,160 (710 x £60 + 38 x £120).

5. Could you please provide a comparison for questions 1-4 for the
previous school year (2017-2018)?

2017/18:

1a) None.

1b) 507.

1c) None.

1d) 141.

2) 23 paid between 22-28 days.

3) 55.

4) £30, 840 (470 x £60 + 22 x £120).

 

If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
contact me.

If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:

Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [1][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the attention
of the Office Managing Partner).

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Kind regards,
Data Protection &
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
T: 01895  556351

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