It is an important right that every child has access to a suitable education but unfortunately, they don’t always receive the support that they need.

This section informs parents and carers on the legal position across a range of education law topics so that they are better equipped to deal with challenges they may face.

Our advice ranges from admissions and exclusions to tackling bullying and supporting special educational needs.

We also advise on the different types of schools which provide education in England and how the law applies to them.

We are a digital-first service and ask that you only call our helpline for clarifying information or with an urgent safeguarding enquiry.