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Timpson review of school exclusion

Ref: ISBN 978-1-5286-1272-2, DfE-00090-2019, CP 92PDF, 2.1MB, 128 pages

Timpson review of school exclusion: government response

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Timpson review of school exclusion: technical note

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Timpson review of school exclusion: technical note – tables

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Timpson review of school exclusion: literature review

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Detail of outcome

The Timpson review explored how headteachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school.

The review gathered substantial evidence through submissions to the call for evidence and engagement with many organisations and individuals, including schools, local authorities, parents and children.

The government response sets out a programme of work to respond to the recommendations.

Original consultation


A call for evidence on school exclusions.

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Consultation description

Edward Timpson CBE is seeking views and evidence on school exclusion practice in England as part of a review of school exclusions.

School exclusion is when headteachers exclude pupils for a fixed period or permanently for disciplinary reasons. Information and guidance on school exclusions is also available.

Published 16 March 2018
Last updated 7 May 2019 + show all updates

  1. Added the report ‘Timpson review of school exclusion’ and the government response.
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