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When a school in Wales has imposed a fixed term exclusion and the parents do not accept the exclusion despite it being lawful, is there any sanction that can be imposed on the parents for sending their child to school during the term of the exclusion? Either by the school or the LEA?

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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 16/03/2020

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  • When a school in Wales has imposed a fixed term exclusion and the parents do not accept the exclusion despite it being lawful, is there any sanction that can be imposed on the parents for sending their child to school during the term of the exclusion? Either by the school or the LEA?

When a school in Wales has imposed a fixed term exclusion and the parents do not accept the exclusion despite it being lawful, is there any sanction that can be imposed on the parents for sending their child to school during the term of the exclusion? Either by the school or the LEA?

Sections 103–106 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (EIA 2006) make provision for the duties of a parent in relation to a child excluded from school.

EIA 2006, s 103 provides that the parent of a child excluded from school must ensure that the child is not present in a public place at any time during school hours for any of the first five school days of the exclusion. EIA 2006, s 103(3) makes it an offence for a parent to

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