It is natural that every parent or guardian wants the absolute best for their child. However, those who oversee and regulate school admissions and attendances tend to approach their decision making with very different objectives and agenda. This sadly can result in parents and children having to face the disappointment and frustration of failing to secure a place at their carefully selected infant school, primary school, secondary school or sixth form; or worse, the possibility of criminal prosecution if their child isn’t deemed to be attending school properly.

When this happens, our lawyers at Reeds are on hand to give you the benefit of their experience and support.  You can be reassured that they will advise you pragmatically and honestly, and that the advice you are getting is completely tailored to your own individual circumstances, and to securing the best possible outcome for you and/or your child.

We can help you with:-

  • Appeals to the Admissions Authority, including advising you as oversubscription criteria, Infant Class Size appeals and appeals on the basis of discrimination
  • Representation at the Independent Appeal Panel
  • Advice and representation in relation to Education Act allegations, including School Attendance Orders

We offer competitive rates which can be tailored to your individual circumstances, and in some instances, we can agree a fixed fee for representation.  For more information about how we can help, look at our Education pages, contact a member of our specialist team, or click here to make an enquiry and one of our lawyers will contact you as soon as possible.

General Enquiries

0333 240 7373