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Education and Inclusion Service

1. What does exclusion mean?

An exclusion means that a pupil is not allowed to attend school or go on to school premises for a period of time or permanently. However, Hampshire Local Authority and schools work with parents, pupils and a wide range of other agencies to help prevent exclusions. Headteachers may use exclusion as a way of managing the behaviour of pupils.  It is also used as a way of giving clear messages to the pupil involved and the whole school community, that certain kinds of behaviour are unacceptable.

This can be a very upsetting, difficult and worrying time for you and your child. This guidance explains:

There are two types of exclusion from school:

(1)  A fixed period exclusion:

(2)  A permanent exclusion:


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