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Recovering debt from parents: guidance and procedures

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Last updated on 27 November 2017
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What can we do about a parent who owes the school money? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts and ASCL on approaches schools could take. We also look at school debt procedures and link to examples of debt recovery letters from schools.

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Contents

  1. 1 Recovering debts from parents: advice
  2. 2 Should schools use legal action or debt collection?
  3. 3 How can schools recover debt when the pupil has left the school?
  4. 4 Can we refuse a place on a school trip until other debts are paid?
  5. 5 Can schools withhold exam certificates until the pupil's debts are paid?
  6. 6 Examples of policies for non-payment for clubs and extra-curricular activities
  7. 7 Examples of procedures for non-payment for school meals
  8. 8 Recovering debt from parents: examples of letters from schools

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