Complain about a school

Types of complaints

There are different ways to complain in England depending on whether your child:
 
Schools may not consider complaints about behaviour that happens outside the school’s hours or premises.
 

Other types of complaint

For some types of complaint you need to contact a different agency.
 
Complaint: - Child Protection
Who to contact: - Local council
 
Complaint: - Criminal behaviour
Who to contact: - Police
 
Complaint: - Data protection
Who to contact: - Information Commissioner’s Office
 
Complaint: - Discrimination
Who to contact: - Equality Advisory and Support Service
 
Complaint: - Employment
Who to contact: - An employment tribunal
 
Complaint: - Exam malpractice or maladministration
Who to contact: - Ofqual and the awarding body
 

Legal advice

You can get free legal advice about schooling and education from Child Law Advice.
 

See also:

 

For further information: