Once a student has been permanently excluded (PEx) from her/his mainstream school, the exclusion officer contacts the Head of the Fernbrook Centre to arrange a meeting so that the excluded pupil may receive full-time education within the prescribed six days.
If the PEx is withdrawn, the student’s case goes before the Fair Access Panel (FAP) at which Deputy Headteachers discuss fortnightly which school will be able to offer a place to this student.
If this is not possible, the student will be admitted to The Fernbrook Centre.
During the initial interview (parents, student, Exclusion Officer, and the Head of The Fernbrook Centre and/or a representative from an external agency), the student’s needs are discussed as well as the curriculum at The Fernbrook Centre. Parents, students and the Headteacher sign a Home-School Agreement and an initial induction plan/timetable.Every effort is made to provide full time education within six days from the exclusion