Statutory Guidance: School Suspensions and Permanent Exclusions – Department for Education (Updated September 2022)

Summary: Access to the statutory guidance on school suspensions and permanent exclusions of pupils from local-authority-maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units.




The Department for Education has published the statutory guidance: school suspensions and permanent exclusions (updated September 2022).

The statutory guidance details the legal responsibilities for those who suspend (fixed period exclusion) and permanently exclude pupils from educational settings and sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law.