Paying fines for unauthorised absences must be done online.

You will need:

  • your customer reference number, found on your fine letter
  • your credit or debit card

Appealing your fine

If you have been issued a fine for your child’s unauthorised absence in term time, you can appeal it. Within 28 days of issue date on your penalty notice, you need to write to attendlegal@sheffield.gov.uk or send your appeal by post to: 

Attendance and Inclusion Legal Team
Floor 7
North wing
Moorfoot
Sheffield S1 4PL

Please see the information provided on your penalty notice before making your representation.