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Pupil Exclusions

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proposals he has to strengthen support for children and young people who are excluded from school. (127484)

From September 2007, schools and local authorities will be required to arrange suitable, full-time education for all excluded pupils from the sixth day of exclusion. This is a considerable improvement on the current expectation that local authorities do this from the 16th day of a permanent exclusion. And, by requiring schools to provide education for pupils who are excluded for a fixed period, these changes will ensure that no child misses out on their education when excluded.