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What happens once a school decides to exclude a pupil?

If the school has decided to exclude a pupil, their parents/ carers must be told immediately (ideally by telephone followed up by a letter).

The school must explain:

  • The reason(s) for the exclusion
  • If it is a permanent exclusion or fixed-term suspension (if so, how long the suspension is for)

  • The parents/ carers right to make representation to the Governors

  • The arrangements made for setting and marking work during the suspension (and for full-time provision if the suspension is for more than five school days)