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Complaints to Independent Schools

Relevance: 10%      Posted on: 7th September 2015

What is the complaints procedure for a complaint against an Independent School? Under the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010, Schedule 1, Part 7, paragraph 25, independent schools are required to publish a written complaints procedure which parents can request. Independent schools can have their own complaints procedure. The school's complaints policy should set out clear timescales for the complaint, allow for a complaint to be made and considered initially on an informal basis, establish a procedure for complaints to be made in writing and make provision for a hearing before a panel. Before making a complaint to the school,…

Home education

Relevance: 10%      Posted on: 26th June 2015

This page provides information on the procedure and requirements for home educating children.

Access to information

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 10th July 2017

This page provides information on the right of access to information about a child in relation to their education records, medical records and children's services records. 


Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 9th June 2015

This page provides information on the duties of schools and Local Authorities to prevent and tackle bullying in schools and action that can be taken by a parent or child to address bullying.

Managed Moves

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 23rd December 2015

This page explains the circumstances in which a school can agree with a pupil and their parents/carers for the pupil to move schools or change their educational programme. It explains what this will involve and what might be included in a managed move agreement.

Independent schools

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Independent schools are schools that are not funded or controlled by central government and local authority; instead they are funded by way of tuition fees, donations and investments. Independent schools are also known as private schools and public schools. The latter is an outdated term which is typically used to refer to the most prestigious independent schools.  Types of independent schools Boarding schools/Day schools A boarding school is an independent school which provides facilities for pupils to live in the school on a weekly, termly or flexible basis. A day school is an independent school which does not offer boarding…

Schools Information Guides

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

What are they? The Child Law Advice Service offers a schools information service. For a small fee, this service provides school professionals with detailed information about their legal rights and duties in the form of our Schools Information Guides. Our aims are: To ensure that school professionals are in full understanding of their legal duties. To ensure that school professionals are clear on how to implement these legal duties. To ensure that school professionals are aware of the relevant law, guidance, advice and legislation to rely upon. We do not offer: A mediation service Representation Over the phone/Email or face…

Fair Access Protocol

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 23rd November 2018

This page provides information on access to education through a Fair Access Protocol, how and when it can be triggered, and the process for doing so. What is a Fair Access Protocol? Fair Access Protocols ensure that all schools in an area take a fair and balanced approach when admitting vulnerable children, including those whose behaviour has been challenging. All schools (including Academies) must agree and participate in the Fair Access Protocol and will be expected to admit children above their published admissions number if the school is already full. Every local area is required to have a Fair Access Protocol in…

Direction off-site for the improvement of behaviour

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 13th June 2019

This page outlines the power a school has to direct a pupil off-site to receive alternative educational provision in order to improve their behaviour.  Introduction  Section 29A Education Act 2002 is the relevant legislation in this area and this states the following:  “The governing body of a maintained school in England may require any registered pupil to attend at any place outside the school premises for the purpose of receiving educational provision which is intended to improve the behaviour of the pupil.” The legislation above does reference maintained schools and not academies. However, academies do have the power to direct…

Addressing Domestic Abuse in schools

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page provides information on the duties of schools to identify and tackle domestic abuse, including examples of good practice.