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 advice and guidance in relation to school exclusions, please contact Seabrook College on 01702 347490 or alternatively 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: 22/06/2017