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Requests from parents to see pupils' information: FAQs

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Last updated on 28 September 2017
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What rights do parents have to view information about their child? We answer FAQs from our members about information that schools can release in response to parents' requests. The article cites subject access requests and the right to access a child's educational record.

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  1. 1 Parents' rights to access pupils’ information
  2. 2 At what age does parental right of access cease to apply?
  3. 3 Can parents take home photocopies of information?
  4. 4 Should names of other pupils and of staff members be blanked out?
  5. 5 Do parents have a right to see their children's references?
  6. 6 Do parents have a right to see or keep their children’s work?
  7. 7 Must we provide information about an ex-pupil to his or her parents?
  8. 8 Do parents have the right to see child protection files?
  9. 9 How should schools deal with requests for pupil information from non-parents?

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