From 1st September 2014, Sunderland Local Authority will be using Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for unauthorised absences from school where such absence meets the criteria. The criteria for issuing FPNs are contained in the Sunderland Local Code of Conduct, a copy of which can be found on the school website. A frequently asked questions response sheet has been prepared to assist parents in understanding how the scheme works, and this is also available on the school website.