Exclusions from school

Fixed period exclusion

A fixed period exclusion is when a child is removed from school for a set period of time, usually up to 45 days in any school year. Exclusions can also be given for part of the day, such as lunchtime, which counts as half a day.

Breakdown of what happens during a fixed period exclusion

For exclusions less than five days

Your child will be provided with work to do at home.

For exclusions longer than five days

Your child may be placed in another school.

For exclusions longer than 15 days

A Governors' meeting will be held to review the exclusion. You can request and attend a similar meeting if the exclusion is less than 15 days.

After the fixed period exclusion

You will be invited to a meeting to discuss your child's return to school.

If you have any questions or concerns about a fixed period exclusion, please speak to your child's school.

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