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The content of these letters has been modified to account for changes outlined in the new 2017 DfE exclusion guidance. By using these standard letters schools can be assured that they are providing consistent advice and information for parents on the next steps for their child.

The letters are relevant for exclusions from:

  • maintained schools
  • academy schools
  • free schools
  • studio schools
  • alternative provision academies
  • pupil referral units

The term head teacher applies equally to the teacher in charge of pupil referral units and principals of academies.

The term governing board applies equally to management committees of pupil referral units and the academy trusts of academies.

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