Permanent exclusions from school
Permanent exclusion from school is a very serious matter. Only a school’s headteacher - or named deputy if the headteacher is out of school - can permanently exclude a pupil. Headteachers may decide to permanently exclude a pupil only when they are sure that:
- the pupil has seriously breached the school’s discipline policy
- if the pupil remains in school, it would seriously harm the education or welfare of the pupil or others in the school.
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