Thank you for your reply. I was asking about redress for false information held in school records and the process for amending those records. UK citizens' advice bureau says the following - what does case law say and how can I get the records amended?
Access to school records
Local education authorities and schools must keep information on each pupil’s educational progress. They may also keep a record of other information, for example, about the pupil’s medical history, family background, personality and predictions of future potential. The way in which the information is stored will vary between local education authorities and individual schools. Some will store all the information on computer, while others will keep manual records.
The people who have the right to see school records are the pupil themselves and their parents. You must be allowed to see your child’s school record if you make a written request to do so. You must also be supplied with a copy of the record if you ask for it in writing. It should be supplied free of charge or at no greater cost than that of photocopying/postage.
In Wales, the head teacher can arrange for the record to be translated into Welsh, English or any other language that they feel to be appropriate. If a fee is charged for the translated record, it should be no greater than for the original record.
The record must be disclosed within 15 days of receiving the written request for it.
If you think that any part of the school record is inaccurate, write to the local education authority or school holding the record. If the school record is inaccurate, it must be amended.
School records will not be disclosed if:
- the record would give information about another pupil
- the record holder believes that disclosure would cause serious harm to the pupil in question or to someone else
- the record holder believes the record is relevant to whether the pupil is at risk of child abuse or has been a victim of child abuse.