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Suspension or exclusion from school

Exclusion means not permitting a child to attend school. The Education Act 2002 and other regulations tell us the rules to follow. This page gives you more information about exclusion and what help is available.

There are two types of exclusion:

  • A fixed period exclusion

    This is is usually for a short period and can include lunchtime exclusions. The pupil must return at the end of the exclusion period. If a head teacher excludes a child for more than one day, their teacher will set some work for them. Our head teachers can exclude a pupil for up to 45 school days in any school year.

  • A permanent exclusion

    This means that the pupil cannot return to the school unless allowed to by the governing body or by an appeal panel.

We have a duty to provide a suitable education to any permanently excluded pupil. We will do this through another school, a Pupil Referral Unit or home tuition.

You can get advice from the Exclusions and Reintegration officer, who can be contacted using the details below. They also advise and support schools and families on exclusion. We work to ensure reintegration of long-term, fixed term and permanent exclusions.

For more information please contact us using the details below.

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