Research and analysis

School exclusion trial evaluation

Research into how effective the school exclusion trial was at finding alternative provision for pupils who were excluded from school.


School exclusion trial evaluation: final report - July 2014

School exclusion trial evaluation: final report brief - July 2014


This evaluation looks at the effect the school exclusion trial had on:

  • pupils
  • schools
  • local authorities
  • alternative provision (AP) settings

The trial tested the benefits of giving schools greater responsibility for meeting the needs of permanently excluded pupils and pupils at risk of permanent exclusion. This includes giving schools funding for commissioning AP for excluded pupils.

AP settings are places that provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.

Published 24 July 2014