School Exclusions Fact Sheet: What is legal?

15th November 2019

School exclusions: What is legal?
Pupils can experience school exclusion in many different ways and
the language used to describe exclusions can itself be confusing.
In this context, it can be difficult to notice where exclusions are
used in a way that is not consistent with the law.
We believe that schools, parents, carers and pupils will all benefit
from clear information about their legal powers and rights.
This factsheet defines the different terms that are used to describe
exclusions and what their legal basis is.