Exclusion from school

As a disciplinary action for inappropriate behaviour, children can be excluded from a school for a specific length of time.

The exclusion may be for a fixed number of days, after which your child must return to school. Or it can be a permanent exclusion, in which case your child cannot to school without approval of the school's governor's discipline committee.

Excluding a child is a serious decision that can only be made by the head teacher, or in their absence, their deputy. 

When making the decision to exclude, the head teacher will refer to the school's behaviour policy and take into account the Department for Education's guidelines.