Back to school FAQs for separating parents

25 August, 2015

The new school term is right around the corner and the solicitors in the Family Team at Cripps are often asked by their clients questions about contact arrangements and schooling. We thought it would be helpful to address some common concerns of separated parents at this time. Each day this week we will be posting answers to a different FAQ.

Here’s today’s question:

What if my ex refuses to provide me with school information concerning our child?

Where both parents have parental responsibility, as is usually the case, either parent is entitled to obtain information from the school directly about school reports, calendars and details regarding school trips. Most schools these days prefer to contact parents by email and are quite happy to put both parents on their email list.