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 is a parent of the child (as defined by the Education Act 1996) will receive a penalty notice for £60, which rises to £120 if you do not pay within 21 days. Find out who is defined as a parent on GOV.UK.

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.

Pay your school penalty notice

Bank transfer

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 Number: 00100013
  • Sort Code: 60−60−08

By phone

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

Please do not visit our offices as payment cannot be made in person.