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School Records

Volume 974: debated on Monday 19 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what right of access parents have to their children's confidential school records.

The Schools General (Scotland) Regulations 1975 prescribe that education authorities shall cause a pupil's progress record to be kept for every pupil in attendance at a school under their management; that the information contained in a pupil's progress record shall be used only for the purpose of supervising that pupil's educational development and of giving adequate advice and assistance to, or in relation to, that pupil; and that the contents of the record or any part thereof shall only be disclosed to persons authorised in that behalf by the Secretary of State or the education authority.