Education law is a complex and evolving area of law in Scotland. We can guide you through the legal framework and help you to protect your child’s best interests.
The duties placed on education authorities to ensure children’s educational needs are met are set out in different legal Acts in Scotland, and it can be challenging to interpret what these duties mean for your child's education.
School placing requests
We work regularly with parents who want their child(ren) to go to a particular school. Parents have a right to request that their child attend a school outwith their catchment area, and the council has a duty to grant such placing requests if possible.
However, with many popular primary and secondary schools in Scotland being over-subscribed, this may not be an automatic or straightforward process. We can assist you to make a placing request to the education authority, or challenge the refusal of a placing request.
We offer a preliminary advice package for school placing requests, which is designed to give you a clear understanding of your options and the remedies available to you.
Obtaining extra support for your child
Another common situation we deal with is where a child seems to be struggling at school and may need extra help. We can advise you about what the school must do to ensure that extra support is provided.
School Placing Requests – Preliminary Advice Package
Some expert guidance could make all the difference when it comes to securing a place at your preferred school