Headteachers can exclude your child (also called being ‘expelled’ or ‘suspended’) if they misbehave.
What happens when your child is excluded
Your child’s school will let you know about an exclusion as soon as possible and follow up with a letter including information about how long your child is excluded for and why.
You should also be told how to challenge the exclusion, if you want to.
Exclusions can start the same day but the school can’t make you collect your child straight away.
Risk of prosecution if child is found in public place
For the first 5 school days of an exclusion, it’s your responsibility to make sure your child isn’t in a public place during normal school hours unless there is a good reason.
You might be prosecuted if your child is found in a public place when they’re not supposed to be.