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Allenton Community

Primary School

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School Year 2023/2024


Monday September 4th - Friday October 27th

Monday November 6th - Friday December 22nd


Monday 8th January - Friday 16th February

Monday 26th February - Thursday 28th March


Monday 15th April - Friday 24th May

Monday 3rd June - Tuesday 23rd July



Monday 5th September 2023

Tuesday 6th September 2023

Friday 6th October 2023

Wednesday 17th January 2024

Wednesday 26th June 2023


Bank Holidays

25th December 2023

26th December 2023

1st January 2024

29th March 2024

1st April 2024

6th May 2024

27th May 2024

28th August 2024

 Penalty Notice Fines for School Attendance are changing from 19th August 2024

With the introduction of the new National Framework for Penalty Notices issued by DfE, the following changes will come into force for School Penalty Notice Fines issued after 19th August 2024.


National Threshold

There will be a single consistent national threshold for when a penalty notice must be considered by all schools in England of 10 sessions (usually equivalent to 5 school days) of unauthorised absence within a rolling 10 school week period. These sessions do not have to be consecutive and can be made up of a combination of any type of unauthorised absence.


Please note: The DfE does not consider a need or desire for a holiday or other absence for the purpose of leisure and recreation to be an exceptional circumstance.


First Offence

The first time a Penalty Notice is issued for unauthorised absence the amount will be:


£160 per parent, per child paid with 28 days.


Reduced to £80 per child, per child if paid within 21 days.

Per Parent, Per Child

Penalty notices are issued per parent for each child that was absent.


For example: 2 siblings absent from school for term time leave would result in each parent receiving 2 separate fines                                                           


Second Offence (within 3 years)

The Second time a penalty notice is issued for unauthorised absence the amount will be:


£160 per parent per child paid within 28 days.

No discount will be offered.  


Parent “who is a parent?”

Section 576 of the Education Act 1996 defines "parent" as:


  • All natural (biological) parents whether thay are married or not.
  • Any person who, although not a natural parent has responsibility for a child or young person.
  • Any person who, although not a natural parent has care for a child or young person.


Third Offence and Any Further Offences (within 3 years)

The third time an offence is committed a Penalty Notice will not be issued and the case could be presented straight to the Magistrate’s Court. Prosecution can result in Criminal records and fines of up to £2,500




School Year 2024 - 2025


Wednesday 4th September to Friday 25th October

Monday 4th November to Friday 20th December


Monday 6th January to Friday 14th February

Monday 24th February to Friday 4th April


Tuesday 22nd April to Friday 23rd May

Monday 2nd June to Thursday 24th July



Wednesday 4th September 

Friday 4th October

Wednesday 15th January

Wednesday 12th March

Wednesday 18th June



Christmas Day - Wednesday 25th December

Boxing Day - Thursday 26th December

New Year's Day - Wednesday 1st January

Good Friday - Friday 18th April

Easter Monday - Monday 21st April

May Day - Monday 5th May

Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 26th May