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School Exclusions Review

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL6393, tabled on 15 March 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the terms of reference for the Timpson Review on the rising number of exclusions in schools have been set; and if so, what they are.

Answered on

29 March 2018

The government has announced an externally led review of exclusions which will be led by the former Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families, Edward Timpson. The review will consider how schools use exclusion and how this affects all pupils, but in particular why some groups of children are more likely to be excluded from school. This includes pupils from certain ethnic groups; pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years; pupils with special educational needs; looked after children; and children in need.

The terms of reference for the exclusions review is attached.