Exclusion from school

Exclusions and Alternative Provision Review Consultation

We at Worcestershire Children First are reviewing our education system for children and young people who have been excluded from mainstream schools to make sure we have the right support for children and young people of Worcestershire. We would like to hear from you!

If you are a parent and would like to be involved please complete our survey.

Survey: For Parents of children who have experienced exclusion from school (opens in a new window)

If you are a young person and would like to be involved complete our survey.

Survey: For children and young people who have experienced exclusion (opens in a new window)

What is an exclusion from school?

Exclusion is when your child is sent home from school for not following the school’s behaviour code. It is the headteacher's decision. There are two types of exclusions, fixed and permanent.

Where can I found out more information?

SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is at 'arm's length' from Worcestershire's Local Authority and are able to give impartial and neutral advice. They support parents and carers of children with SEND, children and young people themselves and provide many services to facilitate this support. They have produced a leaflet on exclusions that can help support and guide families.

Download: SENDIASS exclusion leaflet for parents and carers

The Exclusions and Fair Access service

The Fair Access and Exclusions Team provides support for children and young people, parents and carers, school leaders, governing bodies and other professionals with exclusions and ensuring pupil receive a suitable education. This service is provided for Worcestershire County Council by Babcock Prime. For more information and who to contact visit their website.

Website: Exclusions and Fair Access from Education Services (opens in a new window)

Behaviour Outreach Service support for pupils at risk of permanent exclusion in mainstream school

The Perryfields Outreach Team provides preventative behaviour support to the primary, first and middle schools in South Worcestershire. They deliver tailored programmes of support to mainstream schools to promote positive behaviour management strategies and champion inclusive practice.

Website: Perryfields Primary PRU Outreach Practitioners (opens in a new window)

Permanent exclusions educational provision - Pupil Referral Units (PRU)

If a child has been permanently excluded from school alternative provision will be provided in the form of a placement at a PRU. During placements the individual educational, behavioural and social needs of the pupil can be assessed and any difficulties addressed with a view to returning, where possible, to mainstream school.

South Worcestershire:

Website: Perryfields Primary PRU (opens in a new window)

Website: Newbridge Secondary PRU (opens in a new window)

North Worcestershire:

Website: The Beacon Primary PRU (opens in a new window)

Website: The Forge Secondary Short Stay PRU (opens in a new window)

Special School placements for pupils with social, emotional and mental health issues

Where mainstream school may not be the option there are Special School placements in schools that specialise in social, emotional and mental health issues.

The Advance Trust schools have particular expertise in working with children and young people who have learning difficulties, autism and social and emotional difficulties within Worcestershire. The Trust comprises Kingfisher School, Newbridge School, Riversides School and Vale of Evesham School.

Website: Advance Trust Schools (opens in a new window)