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The Parent Contract for independent schools

The Parent Contract for independent schools

Independent Schools

Supporting schools with the parent contract

A contract for a child's education at your school is a significant and often long term commitment on all sides. The right approach, supported by good and comprehensive contractual paperwork, can ensure that relationships with parents get off to the right start and can be maintained effectively for the duration of the child's education. 

With our Parent Contract, updated in October 2023 to reflect current requirements and best practice, your school can maintain greater control over its legal relationship with parents.

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How we can help

We can review your parent contract suite of documents and help you put in place paperwork and processes which are efficient, practical and legally compliant. Our services include:

  • drafting a comprehensive suite of template contract and policy documents, that work together and are expertly tailored to your requirements

  • advice and assistance concerning roll out of your new parent contract including when and how

  • support with all aspects of your contractual relationship with parents from financial matters through to parental rights and obligations and relationship breakdown

  • training on the Parent Contract in action and how to ensure it is working hard for your school

What will I find in VWV's Parent Contract?

Our Parent Contract is a comprehensive document suite designed by our sector expert lawyers to put your school in the best position possible. It is regularly updated and is 'stress tested' through our long established independent schools practice.   

Our Parent Contract comes in different versions (eg boarding, day, nursery) designed to meet your needs, whatever type of school you are. It is available for a competitive fixed fee, which includes expert support to tailor it to your requirements and with implementation.

The Parent Contract suite includes a set of terms and conditions together with template letters and forms for use at the pre-contract phase.

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What you may also be interested in

We also offer a range of free and fixed-fee resources to assist you with regulatory compliance, effective credit control and financial risk management. Designed to work in harmony with our Parent Contract, these include:

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Whether you require advice about implementing and or maintaining suitable contractual paperwork, how to ensure your contract is pulling its weight, or you have specific questions relating to its application to a particular case, our expert lawyers can assist you.

For further information about the Parent Contract or to request a template on approval, please contact James Garside on 0117 314 5639. Alternatively, please complete the below form.

VWV's education team are commercially astute and keep up to speed with trends and moves in the independent school sector - they are therefore able to provide relevant and up-to-date advice to clients.

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