Suspensions & Exclusions

Suspension & Exclusion from school

As a disciplinary measure, your child may be excluded from school if found responsible for actions such as:

  • violence or threats of violence to staff or students
  • serious damage to school property
  • dealing in or supplying drugs
  • serious and persistent disruption to students' learning.

The suspension 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 return to school without approval of the school's governor's discipline committee.

A decision to exclude a student permanently will only be taken:

  • In response to a serious breach, or persistent breaches of the school’s Behaviour Policy
  • Where allowing the student to remain in school would seriously harm the education or welfare of the student or others in the school.

(Ref: Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England)

For further details please refer to the school’s Behaviour for Learning Policy and Behaviour for Learning Procedures, against which your child's actions will be considered. In reaching a decision, the Headteacher takes into account the Department for Education's guidelines.

The Department for Education and provide further information you may find useful if your child has been excluded.