Revenue from fines for non-school attendance

Ian Lewis made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you please advise me how many Fixed Penalty Notices have been issued for each of the last three academic years to parents for unauthorised absences from school by:

Primary age
Secondary age
All children

along with the value of the Notices and the amount collected?

Yours faithfully,

Cllr Ian Lewis

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Morning


Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act. Please find Wirral Borough Council’s response below.


Number of Fixed Penalty Notices issued for
unauthorised absences 13/14 13/12 12/11
Primary age 39 20 13
Secondary age 137 75 64
All children 176 95 77
Value and amount of notices collected 13/14 13/12 12/11
Total value £10,560 £5,700 £3,850
Amount collected £2,760 £1,140 £1,050


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Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council


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Dave rimmer left an annotation ()

Presumably as the income has nearly trebbled over a 3 year period WBC have found another dubious income generation stream