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Today, thousands of parents across the country will have received the news about their child’s allocated school place for September.
Family Law Solicitor Hannah Bell, shares her advice to parents who are not in agreement about their child or children’s school place.
“Parents who hold parental responsibility for their child are entitled to have a say in choosing the school their child attends.
When parents have separated, it is not always the case that both parents will agree on what school their child should attend. Similarly, one parent may seek to move the child to a different school against the wishes of the other parent. If this is the case, you should seek legal advice.
It may be that correspondence from a Solicitor leads to an agreement. If not, the next step would be to attend mediation (unless an exemption applies).
If mediation is unsuccessful, the remaining option is to make an application to the Court for either a Specific Issue Order (to ask the Court to decide what school your child shall attend or to permit a move in school) or a Prohibited Steps Order (to stop the other parent from applying to a particular school or changing the school your child attends).”
If you are not in agreement as to which school your child should attend, get in touch for a free no obligation conversation with one of our Family Law team.