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maryw1982 Sun 10-Mar-19 20:57:53

Hi. Daughter is in yr 8 and has gone on holiday with her dad and Nan for 10 days. Will I be fined £60 per day? Help. Worried about how much this fine will be?

dementedpixie Sun 10-Mar-19 20:58:43

Don't think its per day. Is it not per parent?

SavoyCabbage Sun 10-Mar-19 21:01:25

www.gov.uk/education-attendance-council

thefirst48 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:01:26

It's £60 per week per parent in my area. Get your ex to pay it all if that happens.

maryw1982 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:01:28

So a family friend has requested 8 days off in May for her son and says she’s got a £480 bill. Which I’ve not seen and I just can’t believe that it can be £60 per day. I’d have a £540 bill and that’s just for one parent. God I’m so worried. Ha. I must stop stressing until I get some further info

Wolfiefan Sun 10-Mar-19 21:04:02

Bit late to worry now if she’s already gone on holiday. confused

PotteringAlong Sun 10-Mar-19 21:04:55

In my area it’s £60 per parent per day

maryw1982 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:05:25

Haha. This is true! If it is £60 per day I’ll say she got poorly and never went 🤷🏻‍♀️

PotteringAlong Sun 10-Mar-19 21:05:28

So her dad will also be fined.

maryw1982 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:06:15

My council site says ‘A £60 penalty notice fine may be issued to each parent or carer for each child, to be paid within 21 days’

MyDcAreMarvel Sun 10-Mar-19 21:06:16

Your friend is lying is £60 per absence per parent. If you are seperated you won’t have to pay unless you consented in writing.

2cats2many Sun 10-Mar-19 21:07:13

I would find it highly surprising if your friend has been fined for an absence that she hasn't taken yet.

Janleverton Sun 10-Mar-19 21:07:18

I understood that it was per day? Or per session?

10 day term time holiday is quite a significant absence in secondary school. My dd would be having kittens about all the catching up to do - their school requires pupils to approach teachers of missed classes (I.e. dentist appts/sickness/school trips) to get details of homeworks due, and then have to provide a timeline for them making up the work.

RomaineCalm Sun 10-Mar-19 21:07:18

I'm sorry but the concept of LAs imposing fines for term-time holidays isn't new news.

It's too late now to worry, I would prepare for worst-case scenario and accept that's the cost of taking children out of school to go on holiday.

maryw1982 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:08:18

I thought this too. She requested 8 days off in May. My daughter has been gone for three days and still no sign of fine

maryw1982 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:09:08

It’s not new news no. I’ve never taken my kids out of school before and this is all new to me. Won’t be happening again :/

thefirst48 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:09:09

It takes months for fines to be issued. One school mum took her child out for a week in December and didn't get a fine until March!

MyDcAreMarvel Sun 10-Mar-19 21:09:50

I understood that it was per day? Or per session?
No it’s just a myth /rumour.

maryw1982 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:09:52

Yeah per absense aounds like per session, which would mean the bill would be even higher. Just wrote this thread to see if anyone had been fined and amounts..

thefirst48 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:10:10

Can someone please tell me the name of a council that fines £60 per day please?

cordeliavorkosigan Sun 10-Mar-19 21:10:38

In the borough we were in, fines, and the education welfare officer, did not apparently get involved if attendance was above 85 percent.

cordeliavorkosigan Sun 10-Mar-19 21:11:26

And fines definitely would not have happened for a planned absence that hadn't yet occurred!

MyDcAreMarvel Sun 10-Mar-19 21:11:38

No per period of abcsence . So you talk
A child on holiday in March for a week - one fine of £60 per parent.
Another holiday for two weeks in June - one fine of £60 per parent.

maryw1982 Sun 10-Mar-19 21:12:05

It couldn’t have happened at a worse time either. She’s just choosing her options. Luckily she’s in top sets and knows what she wants to do. Hope she doesn’t fall behind. School teachers all seemed supportive in helping her catch up. Just policy now to issue these damn fines

JRMisOdious Sun 10-Mar-19 21:12:26

Didn’t you, or her dad, talk to School before she went?

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