The headteacher of a school or academy can take a decision to exclude a pupil from the school for a fixed period of days or permanently. This applies to maintained nursery schools, primary schools, secondary schools, nursery classes and sixth forms.
Academies may have procedures which vary from those described here, you can find out more information from individual academies.
The headteacher can take a decision to exclude or suspend a pupil:
Where allowing your child to remain in school would seriously harm the education and welfare of your child or others in the school.
*** If your child is found in a public place during normal school hours during
the first five school days of exclusion or suspension then you may be prosecuted or
given a fixed penalty notice. It is your responsibility to ensure that your
child is not in a public place during any exclusion or suspension ***
For advice about exclusions or suspensions - for Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, West Lancs please contact:
Tel: Exclusions from School 01772 532190 or 01772 534263
Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Closed for bank holidays.
South Area Education Office
Level 1 Christ Church Precinct
Further information is available on Exclusions from School on the Lancashire County Council's website or you can use the Contacts & Independent Advice Panel below.
For information or advice, please contact your area education office.
South Area: 01772 531836
The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)
Please note that ACE is not connected to Lancashire County Council.
The Coram Children’s Legal Centre is a national charity and provides advice on exclusions.