Exclusion is when a pupil is not allowed to go to school for a fixed period or permanently.

Find out more about our responsibilities and where you can find more information.

About exclusion

All schools have a behaviour policy for pupils, which sets out how pupils should behave in school, during lunchtime and out of school, for example at bus stops. You should be able to find the policy on your child’s school website, or you could ask for a copy from your child's teacher.

If your child breaks the rules set out in the behaviour policy he or she may face a fixed-period exclusion or even permanent exclusion. 

You can find out more about exclusions on the Government’s website or you can ask your child's school for guidance.

The Government’s website includes:

  • What exclusion is
  • Who can exclude your child
  • The reasons for exclusion
  • The types of exclusion
  • Challenging an exclusion.

Find out about exclusions on the gov.uk website – exclusions