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How do we get step daughter's GCSE results?

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madamymummy Wed 03-Jun-15 15:01:54

My DH is estranged from his DD. Does anyone know if he can obtain her GCSE results as her parent (he has PR), or will it be a case of hoping she may let him know?

inthename Wed 03-Jun-15 15:21:14

Would suggest he contacts her school (assuming he receives school reports etc) and asks them. Legally PR means he can ask them directly for this information, though if hes not been in contact with school before they may find it a slightly odd question. He will probably need to supply them with a self addressed envelope etc.

namechange0dq8 Wed 03-Jun-15 15:51:31

Legally PR means he can ask them directly for this information

Does anyone happen to know the legal situation on schools giving to parents information which a Gillick-Fraser-Axon competent student has requested not be handed over? I suspect a school which did so would be treading on quite thin ice.

Essexmum69 Wed 03-Jun-15 16:25:49

Students cannot be generally labelled Gillick-Fraser-Axon competent. The Fraser guidelines officially only apply to contraceptive advice, and Gillick competence should be assessed by a qualified person on each occasion it is required, as a child could be deemed competent to make one decision but not another depending on the situation. As far as I was aware it only covers medical records, not school records which GCSEs would count as. Most gcse students would be 16 by the time the results came out anyway.

ValancyJane Wed 03-Jun-15 19:43:49

I'm a teacher and actually don't know where a school would stand on this. I remember one year helping to sort through the results and we had to have a note of permission from a student who was abroad to let her Mum pick up the results. I don't know really - best bet is to ring the school and ask what the policy is.

mummytime Wed 03-Jun-15 19:46:13

As far as I know, schools are required to share some information with parents, but other information eg. seeing their complete school file has to be at the pupil's request after the age of 12.

If my DD wanted me to pick up her results she would have to write to the school to give me permission.

NerrSnerr Wed 03-Jun-15 19:47:39

If she's 16 when she gets the results then surely they are hers to tell whoever she wants to?

TheCowThatLaughs Wed 03-Jun-15 19:55:57

Don't the results get published in the local paper anymore?

MadameJosephine Wed 03-Jun-15 20:02:30

Surely if she wanted him to know she would tell him? My DS hasn't seen his dad for years and I'm pretty sure he would consider his exam results none of his business but I guess how she feels about it may depend on why they are estranged

InstitutionCode Wed 03-Jun-15 20:07:05

In primary, we have to send reports etc to any parent who asks for them, provided there's no injunction preventing it.

Once the DC are 16 though, I understood the results are theirs and neither parent can see them if DC don't want them to. Or is that A-levels at 18?

Flisspaps Wed 03-Jun-15 20:31:00

When I worked in a secondary school, we couldn't give GCSE results to anyone other than the student, unless we had written consent from the student.

FuzzyWizard Wed 03-Jun-15 20:35:41

Schools must not give out results to anyone without the written permission of the student. Every year we have parents who come in without their child's written permission and we aren't able to give them to them. Luckily the student is often waiting in the car too nervous to come in and is able to come and get them. If they are on holiday the best we can do is post them addressed to the student at the student's home address. We wouldn't give them to you.

madamymummy Wed 03-Jun-15 22:41:06

He has been in touch with school very regularly and gets reports etc. but as others have now said, it's different with GCSE results. I don't think she'd actively tell the school not to tell him the results. But she'd say no if he he asks, if that makes sense

She was forced by mum to choose mum or dad and chose mum, so they haven't been in touch for quite some time but he'd love to know how she got on. Never mind.

Thanks all.

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