We help parents and students with a range of matters including school admission, academic issues and university appeals. Our team of dedicated solicitors can assist you with:
School Admission Appeals
We are able to offer legal advise for primary school appeals and secondary school appeals (including in-year appeals for parents new to the area or wishing for their child to move schools).
We also advise parents on the appeal process that applies where your child has been excluded from his or her current school, whether this be in the state sector (including academies) or the independent sector. We can also provide advice on any allegations of discrimination that may arise.
If your child attends a fee paying school, we can advise you on defending a demand for unpaid school fees made by the school. We can also advise you upon the impact of separation and divorce on liability for school fees.
If you are unhappy about your child’s school, we can assist you with making a formal complaint in accordance with the school’s complaints policy. We can also advise you on possible additional avenues of redress should a formal complaint not resolve matters to your satisfaction. This includes failure to deal with allegations of bullying, and safeguarding issues and concerns regarding meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and claims for educational negligence.
We also assist people working in the sector with issues relating to their career and personal circumstances.