FOI Request - Penalty Notices in Schools

Request 101000340167

Please can I ask the following questions with regards to primary and secondary schools under your local authority control.

1. How many Penalty Notices have been issued to parents/guardians because their children missed school?
Please provide figures for the following academic years: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.
Please also provide a breakdown between Penalty Notices issued to parents/guardians of children attending primary school and parents/guardians of children attending secondary school.

2. How much money has been collected from Penalty Notices issued to parents/guardians because their children have missed school?
Please provide figures for the following academic years: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.
Please also provide a breakdown between parents/guardians of children attending primary school and parents/guardians of children attending secondary school.

3. How many parents/guardians have been prosecuted for their children’s non-attendance?
Please provide figures for the following academic years: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15
Please also provide a breakdown between parents/guardians of children attending primary school and parents/guardians of children attending secondary school.

4. How many parents/guardians have been convicted by the Magistrates Court because their children missed school?
Please provide figures for the following academic years: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15?
Please also provide a breakdown between parents of children attending primary school and parents of children attending secondary school.

5. How parents/ guardians have been fined by the Magistrates Court because their children missed school?
Please provide figures for the following academic years: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15?
Please also provide a breakdown between parents/guardians of children attending primary school and parents/guardians of children attending secondary school.

6. How many parents/guardians have been jailed by the Magistrates Court because their children missed school?
Please provide figures for the following academic years: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15?
Please also provide a breakdown between parents/guardians of children attending primary school and parents of children attending secondary school.

7. Of those parents/ guardians convicted for non-school attendance, what was the longest term of imprisonment imposed by the Magistrates Court?
Please provide figures for the following academic years: 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15?
Please also provide a breakdown between parents of children attending primary school and parents of children attending secondary school.

8. If possible within the costs limits, of those jailed please provide any information held on the circumstances which led to a prison sentence.  

Response 05-05-2015

1. zero for all years

2. zero for all years

3. zero for all years

4. zero for all years

5. zero for all years

6. zero for all years

7. N/A

8. N/A

We do not have Penalty Notices nor Magistrates Courts.in Scotland.

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