Fixed Period Exclusions

Fixed period exclusion is one of the punishments a school can give if a child does something that is against the school's behaviour policy (the school rules).

It means that your child is not allowed on the school site for a defined period. Most fixed period exclusions are for short periods of 5 days or less. Pupils who misbehave at lunchtime may be excluded for lunchtime only. Each lunchtime exclusion counts as a half-day exclusion.

Fixed period exclusion does not have to be for a continuous period. This might apply if a pupil attends college or other off-site provision for part of the week.

An individual pupil may not be given more than 45 days of fixed term exclusions in any one school year.

Please see the ACE Education Advice Website for more information.