Pay a school penalty notice
If your child misses school without a good reason, the headteacher can ask us to issue you with a penalty notice.
Anyone who has parental responsibility for the child will receive a penalty notice for £60, which rises to £120 if you do not pay within 21 days.
If you do not pay the penalty after 28 days you may be prosecuted.
Ways to pay
To pay your penalty notice you’ll need:
- the reference number from your penalty notice letter
- your child's name
- the name of your child's school
- a credit or debit card.
You can pay through your banking app using the details below. Please make sure you enter the reference number from your penalty notice letter as the reference. You’ll need to make a separate payment for each penalty notice.
- Account Name: KENT COUNTY COUNCIL
- Account Number: 00100013
- Sort Code: 60−60−08
Our Cashiers Team can take payments by debit or credit card over the phone. Call 03000 41 63 36, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4:30pm and have the reference number from your penalty notice letter and your debit or credit card to hand. Sometimes, the lines are very busy and there may be a wait to be connected.
Other ways to pay
If you are unable to pay using any of the above methods, email us at email@example.com.
Please do not visit our offices as payment cannot be made in person.