Exclusion from School
Only the head teacher can exclude a pupil and all exclusions must be on disciplinary grounds (inside or outside of school).
Exclusion can either be fixed term for a set number of days or permanent. Fixed term exclusions cannot exceed 45 school days in any one academic year. In exceptional cases, usually where further evidence has come to light, a fixed period exclusion may be extended or converted to permanent.
Exclusion should not be used or extended for non-disciplinary reasons such as:
- truancy or lateness
- minor incidents such as failing to do homework
- simply because the school feels a student has additional needs or a disability it is unable to meet
- poor academic performance
- breaking of school rules on uniform and appearance
- punishing pupils for the behaviour of their parents
- the failure of a pupil to meet certain conditions before they are reinstated
For more information about exclusion from school please view the following downloads:
- Part 1 Southend-on-Sea Exclusions General Guidance and Essential Information
- Part 2 Southend-on-Sea Exclusions Procedures and Protocols
- Part 3 Southend-on-Sea Exclusions Model Letters
Page last updated: 30/03/2017