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What do I do if my child has been permanently excluded from two or more schools?
Where your child has been permanently excluded from two or more schools, you can still express a preference for a school place, but the requirement to comply with that preference is removed for a period of two years from the date on which the latest exclusion took place.
This does not apply to:
A permanent exclusion is regarded to take effect from the first school day the head teacher has told your child not to attend school. The admission authority for the school may refuse to admit a child who has been excluded twice, or in the case of a community or voluntary-controlled schools, the governing body may appeal against the decision to the local authority as the relevant admission authority to admit your child.
Local authorities are still responsible for providing suitable full-time education for your child. They may place a child in line with the in-year fair access protocol and may need to provide a place in a pupil referral service.