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Fines (penalty notices)

Penalty Notices (fines) are issued by West Northamptonshire Council.

A Penalty Notice (fine) is an alternative to prosecution and requires the parent(s) to pay a fixed amount as a fine for their child’s attendance and avoid a court appearance.

They are used where a child has irregular attendance and/or five days of unauthorised absence.

The team that deals with attendance at West Northamptonshire Council is called the Educational Inclusion and Partnership Team (EIPT).  You can view their web page for parents here, which includes a guide to penalty notices.