Education penalty notices
The Education (Penalty Notices) (Wales) Regulations 2013 introduced fixed notice penalties for regular non-attendance at school.
The Welsh Government has required all local authorities to draw up and implement their own local codes of conduct to ensure consistency in the issuing of penalty notices. The code was implemented in Swansea in January 2015.
The Welsh Government states that penalty notices are one option among a number of different interventions available to promote better school attendance. The introduction of these regulations is one part of the Welsh Government strategy to support improved school attendance across Wales.
The introduction of these regulations mean that parents may now be fined for their child(ren)s regular non-attendance at school.
The local code of conduct, which explains how penalty notices will operate, is available on this page. We have also included some frequently asked questions.
If any parent has concerns about their child's attendance, then please speak to staff in school for advice and support.