This page provides an introduction to school exclusion
Exclusion from school means that a pupil is not allowed in school for disciplinary reasons.
There are two types of exclusion
- Fixed period exclusion – this means that a pupil is not allowed in school for a specified number of days because they have breached the school's behaviour policy.
- Permanent exclusion – this means that the Head has decided that a pupil should not continue at the school because of a serious breach of the school's behaviour policy and allowing the pupil to remain in school would harm the education or welfare of the pupil or others in the school.
New guidance from September 2012
The law and Government guidance on exclusions changes on 1st September 2012. You should follow the appropriate links depending on when your child was excluded.
For exclusions on or after 1st September 2012
For exclusions before 1st September 2012
Follow this link if you are challenging an exclusion from the 2011-2012 school year.
Free advice and support for exclusions
The Communities Empowerment Network is a unique charity offering free advice, support and representation to parents and carers across London whose children are affected by or at risk of school exclusion.
Over the past 13 years the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN) has transformed thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged children’s' lives by working for equality and justice in education and returning excluded pupils safely and successfully into school.
24hr Telephone Helpline : 0207 733 0297
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org