Ensuring that vulnerable children are allocated a school place (Fair Access Protocol)

Last updated: 23 August 2021

Section 2. Permanently excluded pupils

Following a permanent exclusion, the LA must find suitable full-time educational placement with minimum disruption to the education of the pupil by:

  1. Following the normal process laid down in exclusions guidance.
  2. Ensuring the implementation of appropriate educational provision at the PRUs
  3. Referring cases to a Fair Access Board (FAB) which would meet regularly and which would consider the most appropriate placement for the pupil (including alternative provision for those pupils for whom mainstream and/or PRU placement is not appropriate), the reintegration process and ongoing support and intervention. All schools, academies, free schools and UTCs will be invited to the relevant area FAB meeting (North/ South)