If your child turns 11 between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021, then they will transfer to secondary school at the start of the new school year in September 2021. The admissions applications window for secondary schools opened on 1 st August...
The law relating to school exclusions is complex. It is not surprising that a number of establishments fail to follow the correct procedure preferring ‘informal exclusion’.
Informal exclusions are illegal and we can advise on the procedure to challenge this by Judicial Review.
In respect of formal fixed periods of exclusion or permanent exclusion; the School must follow a set procedure and offer you the right to make representations.
A fixed term exclusion is for a specific period of time on one or more occasion but must not exceed 45 school days in a single academic year. A fixed period can be extended or converted to a permanent exclusion in exceptional cases (for example where further information has arisen since the time of the initial exclusion period).