Department of Education figures reveal nearly 223,000 penalties were dished out to parents in 2017-18, up from around 115,000 the previous year.
The staggering 93% rise is an indicationÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â that head teachers and councils are clamping down on kids skipping school during term time.
News of the fine increase comes after the Jon Platt case in 2017 in which Supreme Court judges ruled the dad was wrong to take his daughter out of school for a family holiday to Disney World.
Until then many schools were confused about what was required under legislation, which meant many parents were let off.
The standard penalty noticeÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â for unauthorised absence is Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£60 per child, rising to Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£120 if itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s not paid within 21 days.
Parents who fail to fork out face prosecution after 28 days.
Earlier this year it was reported that parents could face eye-watering fines of up to Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1,000 per child for taking them out of school for holidays during term time.
Lancashire County Council proposed issuing penalty notices of Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1,000 per child per parent if they skip school during term time.
Overall in 2017-18 there were 260,877 penalty notices issued for unauthorised absence from school.
A DfE report yesterday said the Supreme Court judgement in Mr PlattÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s case ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œhad an effect on the number of penalty notices issued in 2017-18ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
Commenting on the statistics a DfE spokesman said: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe have put head teachers back in control by supporting them ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ and local authorities ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ to use their powers to deal with unauthorised absence.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
But with the averageÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â family holidayÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â taken during the school holidays costing Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£2,417 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ thanks to sky-high flight prices in July and August, parents will argue that they face extortionate travel and accommodation costs during school holidays.
Recent research has revealed that almost half of parents have taken children out of school for holiday, with many saying it is too expensive to go away during the summer break.