School Complaints



Service Description: We can help parents and carers who have a concern about their child’s education or welfare at school by pointing them in the right direction to get the matter resolved.

The Isle of Wight Local Authority takes all complaints seriously and schools are expected to have procedures in place for dealing with them. Schools are managed by the Headteacher and Governors and any queries, problems or complaints must therefore be raised with the school in the first instance. All schools should have a Complaints Procedure for addressing concerns of parents and other members of the community and this should be freely available from the school.

Academies will have their own complaints procedure and parents are advised to contact the academy for a copy if required. The Local Authority cannot become involved with academy complaints.

Please click the link above to view the steps you should take if you wish to make a complaint about a school.