No I am not disputing that the £900 completed the years tuition fees of £14k. What I am disputing is whether they should still be able to ask me for them after my son wasted a whole year at the school and did not get the grades they told us he would. Also when I emailed them saying that he would have to start the year again or go to another school they said he didn't need to but could just continue into the upper sixth. However, he could not have pulled up his grades even if he got all A"s to have gone to University.
The notice period was sufficient not to garner further fees. No grades are not guaranteed, however, with the results of his mocks and various pretests as I said earlier he was expected to get a/b's also his GCSE results were extremely good. My son was devastated when he couldn't return to the school, and that he had to go back a year to rest all of his exams. I feel that the failure of the school to have foreseen this should be accountable.
I am sorry but the notice period has no bearing on this question as I am not being charged for not giving the correct notice to quit the school. I am expected to pay for the lower sixth term a final payment of £900 which my son completed but was as I have said earlier completely wasted, bad teaching, bad advice etc and he has to re do it at another school. Under contractual terms I understand that there has to be something in return for your money?
The place at the school was bought! They cannot argue that he is a poor student as all of his reports state that he has done well in all his pre tests etc and his grades would be good. I do accept that on the day it can be a different matter, but this is not the case here I believe. I agree that I will probably have to pay it they had a duty of care to my son which they failed.