Last reviewed on 2 February 2022
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools Academies Free schools Pupil referral units

Adapt our model exclusion policy to fit your school's context so you're compliant and see examples from other schools.

Download our model policy

Adapt our model policy to suit your school's context. 

It's been approved by Forbes Solicitors and is based on the DfE's statutory guidance.

For more model policies and complete policy support from The Key, see our policy bank.  

Note: fixed-term exclusions are now referred to as suspensions. We're expecting the DfE to update the statutory guidance on exclusions and include this change. We'll update our model policy when the statutory guidance is updated.

Examples from schools 

Christleton Primary School in Cheshire West and Chester has an exclusion policy on its website.

Philip Morant School and College in Essex has an exclusion policy on its website

The Bridge School - a special school in Suffolk - has a school exclusion policy on its website