Guidance

How Ofsted inspects school exclusions

Guidance for schools on what to expect when inspectors look at their use of exclusion.

Documents

Schools' use of exclusion

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Schools' use of exclusion

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Details

This guide outlines the questions that inspectors will ask about school exclusions and the information they need from schools. It also explains what high exclusion means and debunks myths.

This document should be read alongside the School inspection handbook.