What’s The Fine For Taking Your Child Out Of School?

How much do parents get fined for taking child out of school?

Figures from the Department for Education (DfE) for 2017-18 show that local authorities issued 260,000 penalty notices to parents for unauthorised absences during the state school year, an increase of 110,000 compared with the previous year.

Can you still be fined for taking child out of school?

In a nutshell, if your child is at an English state school (private schools are exempt) and aged 5-16, you’re unlikely to get permission for a term-time holiday. If you take them out of school anyway, you could face a £60 fine or worse.

What is Unauthorised absence from school?

An unauthorised absence is any absence that the Headteacher has not given permission for or where an explanation has not been provided by the parent.

Can parents go to jail for child missing school?

Penalties for Parents of Truant Students

If parents disobey those orders, they could be charged with contempt and face fines, up to three days in jail, and/or community service. Parents could also face misdemeanor charges if they were criminally negligent by not forcing their kids to go to school.