Our team of dedicated solicitors can assist you with:
We advise on both 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 recognise that parents want certainty at the outset of what the cost will be and so we offer a fixed fee school admission appeal package. This fixed fee covers a meeting or detailed telephone call with you and the preparation of comprehensive and persuasive grounds for your school admission appeal.
We have produced a free guide on school admission appeals. Click here to request a copy.
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.