Pupil attendance, penalty notices and welfare

Pay a penalty notice fine and see how we work with schools, parents and pupils to reduce unnecessary pupil absences and support children's welfare in school.

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Pay a school penalty notice fine

How to pay a penalty notice online issued by Suffolk County Council for your child's unauthorised absence from school.

School attendance and penalty notices

About school attendance, unauthorised absences, what to do if you receive a school penalty notice and who to contact.

Exclusions from school

Why a child is excluded from school and how to appeal against the decision.

Children missing from education

The reasons why a child is missing from education and what you can do next.

Bullying at school

Information about bullying at schools, including how it is being tackled in Suffolk and how schools respond to the issue.

Raising the participation age

Information about why young people are required to stay in education until they are 18 years of age.