This section contains information about the instances when the exclusion of a pupil from school is appropriate, and the procedures the school must follow. You can also find links to further guidance and training materials.
Links to the department's research and statistics gateway where data on exclusions are held.
General article 25 July 2013
This is statutory guidance relating to school exclusions which applied to schools and local authorities from September 2012.
Statutory guidance 20 February 2013
Frequently asked questions about the school exclusion trial.
FAQ 09 October 2012
There is a wealth of information on exclusions available for schools to download here.
General article 03 October 2012
Information about the processes for parents who wish to challenge an exclusion.
General article 28 August 2012
Information about a three-year trial which will see around 300 schools take responsibility for ensuring that permanently excluded pupils continue to receive a good education.
Multi-page article 25 June 2012
Information about the Children's Commissioner's exclusion report
General article 28 May 2012