Permanent Exclusion

What is a Permanent Exclusion?

Where a decision is made to permanently exclude a child, a child is no longer allowed to attend the school and their name will be removed from the school roll.

A Permanent exclusion should only be taken:

  • in response to a serious breach, or persistent breaches of the school’s behaviour policy; and
  • where allowing the pupil to remain in school would seriously harm the education or welfare of the pupil or others in the school.

Any exclusion from school can have serious implications for a pupil and should only be used as a last resort. Before deciding to exclude, the school must have tried all other methods of help to support your child in school.

During the first 5 days you as parents are responsible for your child’s whereabouts, you must make sure that they are not in a public place without reasonable justification during school hours. You could be prosecuted if your child is found in a public place when they’re not supposed to be.