Schools, education and childcare School Exclusions

Appealing a decision to Exclude

Parents may appeal against a school’s decision to exclude. Information on how to appeal will be included in the exclusion letter sent out to parents. Further information on how to appeal may be available from the organisations listed below.

Exclusion Advice and Guidance

In Manchester an education caseworker will contact all parents or carers of a permanently excluded pupil to offer support and advice during the exclusion process. Visit the sites below for more information and support.

The Department for Education (DfE) - provide guidance “Exclusions from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England: September 2012”  

Advice for Parents of Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) - Parents of pupils with SEN who are excluded from school may need advice on the options available for their child's future education. The Parent Partnership Service  provides support, advice and information to these families. Parent Confidential Helpline: 0161 209 8356 (Monday to Friday, 10am - 3pm) 

The Children's Legal Centre - provides free legal advice and information to parents on state education matters. Tel 0808 802 0008 (Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm , except Bank Holidays, 24 December - 1 January).

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