Pupil exclusions

Pupil exclusion is when a child is removed from school. It can be either temporarily or permanently. Exclusion is a disciplinary measure. It is an approach a head teacher can use to deal with unacceptable behaviour.

There are two types of exclusion:

  • Fixed-term exclusion: this is for a specified number of days, up to a maximum 45 days in one school year. You will be given a return date and the pupil must not return to school until then. A fixed-term exclusion can also be applied to lunchtimes. A lunchtime exclusion is equivalent to a one-half-day fixed period exclusion.
  • Permanent exclusion: the school feels the pupil should not return

For more information see the exclusions statutory guidance.