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How did you inform the school that your daughter would not be participating? and how long ago was this please?
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Good morning, welcome to just answer and thank you for your patience. I have reviewed your question. The contract is with the parents as your daughter would have been a minor. If the extra curricular activities were optional she did not opt in then you can defend the claim and refuse to pay and can warn the debt collectors that their continued contact will be treated as harassment and appropriate action taken. On the other hand if they are mandatory and she had no option to decide not to do them then even if she didn’t attend you would still be liable because she is not entitled to unilaterally vary the agreement without the school consent. In this situation you would have to settle the accrued charges unfortunately.
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