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Lunch payments overdue: children put in lunch isolation

Discussion in 'Education news' started by monicabilongame, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. redlamp2

    redlamp2 Occasional commenter

    I prefer judgemental people to those living in ignorance.
  2. nearmiss

    nearmiss Lead commenter

    The simple , legal way to recover debts under £500 is through Small Claims Court. That's the Rule Of Law as taught in the British Values Agenda. Or are we not doing that any more?
  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Given that schools are dealing with public money to continue to provide a service to someone you believe (based on experience, their behaviour, what they say etc.) won't pay for it, could be construed to be wrong.

    Recourse to the Small Claims Court to recoup the debt may be legal, but would be a bizarre course to follow as part of a school policy. Much better not to allow the parent to incur the debt in the first place - which, sadly, means not rewarding their behaviour by feeding their child on a regular basis without payment, and might well end up with the child leaving the school.
  4. redlamp2

    redlamp2 Occasional commenter

    Many schools do this (discussed earlier in the thread).

    But it ruins the debate.
    nearmiss likes this.
  5. GeordieKC

    GeordieKC Occasional commenter

    Can a government funded school make payments for school meals mandatory? Or is this a loophole that allows "free" schools to charge fees?
  6. lulu57

    lulu57 Lead commenter

    Asking for £75 up front for lunches is just selection by the back door.
    It's the same old story cropping up again and again...
    vannie likes this.
  7. nearmiss

    nearmiss Lead commenter

    Again I'm still concerned that this was a story placed in the Mail to shame Gove/Vine conveniently timed for an announcement about the joyous return of grammar schools.

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