School exclusion appeals

Parents have 15 days after the Governors disciplinary hearing to appeal to the Independent Appeal Panel which will then take place within 15 days.

The panel rehear all the facts of the case and you may present new evidence to the panel if you wish. The panel can make three decisions:

  • Uphold the child’s exclusion
  • Direct the child’s reinstatement in school or
  • Decide that the exclusion should not have taken place but that reinstatement to the school is not in the best interest of all concerned