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School absence fine

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AmberR12 Fri 09-Feb-18 19:59:23

A friend of mine has been told by her child's head teacher that if you receive benefits you are excempt from paying the school absence fine.

Does anyone know if this is correct?

Tomorrowillbeachicken Fri 09-Feb-18 20:02:23

Nope, you still get fined.

AmberR12 Fri 09-Feb-18 20:05:19

Thanks. I didn't think that sounded right.

irvineoneohone Fri 09-Feb-18 20:06:15

I don't think you are.

TinaMena Sat 10-Feb-18 07:45:15

Unless the head of that school doesn't inform the local authority of the absence

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