City Support Services and Further Information

Advice about the exclusion process

Access & Inclusion Service

Children and Adults
Loxley House
Station Street
Nottingham
NG2 3NG.

Tel: 0115 876 4700
Email: exclusions@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Advice if your child has special educational needs

The Special Educational Needs Service

Special Educational Needs Service
Building 5 Woolsthorpe Depot
Woolsthorpe Close
Nottingham
NG8 3JP

Tel: 0115 876 4300
Email: special.needs@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Advice about supporting behaviour and inclusion in school

Behaviour Support Team

Tel: 0115 876 2433
Email: behavioursupportteam@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Learning Centres

The Denewood Academy provides continued education for pupils in year 3 to year 9, who live within the City of Nottingham and have been permanently excluded from their mainstream school or academy.

Unity Academy provides off-site alternative educational provision for pupils in year 10 and year 11, who live within the City of Nottingham and have been permanently excluded from their mainstream school or academy.

The academies aim to provide an environment that is settled and caring and in which pupils can re-engage with education and with their peers. The longer term intention is to reintegrate pupils back into mainstream education wherever appropriate.

Denewood Academy

Tel: 0115 915 1271

Email: enquiry@denewood.raleightrust.org

Unity Learning Centre 

Tel: 0115 915 1271

Email: enquiry@unity.raleightrust.org

Free support and impartial information

You can access the Department for Education’s statutory guidance on exclusions at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusion

Parents who consider that their child may have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) may wish to contact Ask Us Nottinghamshire (fulfilling many of the roles and functions previously undertaken by the Parent Partnership Service). Ask Us Nottinghamshire is part of the Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) established in the County. They provide impartial information, advice and support for parents/carers of children with SEND. They can be contacted on 0800 1217772 or enquiries@askusnotts.org.uk

Another useful source of information for parents regarding SEND is available through the Independent Parental Special Education Advice charity online at https://www.ipsea.org.uk/

You may also find it useful to contact and access sources of impartial advice such as the Coram Children's Legal Centre who aim to provide free legal advice and information to parents on education matters. They can be contacted on 0300 330 5485 available Monday – Friday between 8am to 6pm or visit https://childlawadvice.org.uk/information-pages/school-exclusion/.

Another useful source of information for advice and free support to parents is the School Exclusion Project https://schoolexclusionproject.com/.

If your child has a disability you may find is helpful to contact The Council for Disabled Children on 0808 808 3555 (Open Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.00pm) or online at https://contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/education-learning/exclusion/

If your child is on the autism spectrum, you may find it useful to contact National Autistic Society School Exclusion Service (https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/school-exclusions.aspx#). They offer advice and information to parents of children on the autism spectrum on all aspects of school exclusion in England. You can leave a message on 0808 800 4002 or email schoolexclusions@nas.org.uk. It would be helpful if you could provide as much detail as possible regarding your enquiry and they aim to respond within 5 days.

If the suspension or permanent exclusion is drug/alcohol related

For support with drug and alcohol use issues. CGL Jigsaw who work with young people up to the age of 18 to prevent and reduce the risks from drug and alcohol use. They also support families, carers and friends.

Young people can also access this service directly by Phone: 0115 9484 314; email: jigsaw@cgl.org.uk; website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/jigsaw-young-person-family-service-nottingham/info