Form and content of penalty notices2
A penalty notice shall give such particulars of the circumstances alleged to constitute the offence to which the notice relates as are necessary to give reasonable information as to the offence and shall contain—
(a) the name and address of the recipient;
(b) the name and address of the child who is failing to attend school regularly, and the name of the school where he is a registered pupil;
(c) the name and official particulars of the authorised officer issuing the notice;
(d) the date of the offence and of the issue of the notice;
(e) the amount of the penalty which is to be paid, and any variation in the amount under regulation 3;
(f) the name and the address of the local education authority to which the penalty is to be paid and to which any correspondence relating to the penalty notice may be sent, being the local education authority in whose area is the school at which the recipient's child is a registered pupil;
(g) the method or methods by which payment of the penalty may be made;
(h) the period for paying the penalty, in accordance with regulation 3;
(i) a statement that payment will discharge any liability for the offence;
(j) the consequences of the penalty not being paid before the expiration of the period for paying it; and
(k) the grounds on which the notice may be withdrawn.
Specified date: 27 February 2004: see reg 1(1).