Who pays the costs if my child is educated in another education authority as a result of a parental placing request?

If you make a successful placing request for your child to attend a school in another education authority area (the host education authority) it becomes responsible for your child’s education and is responsible for all relevant duties under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004, as amended.

However, the host authority is not responsible for transport between your home and the new school.

When a host authority provides education to a child from another education authority as a result of a parental placing request, they may ask the other authority for contributions to cover the cost of the education. This matter is decided between the two education authorities or may be determined by Scottish Ministers.

The host authority cannot, however, recover any costs relating to mediation or dispute resolution from the home authority.

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