Regina (S) v Brent London Borough Council and Others Regina (T) v Brent and Others Regina (P) v Oxfordshire County Council’s Exclusion Appeals Panel and Another: CA 17 May 2002

Three pupils appealed their exclusion from school for violent or threatening behaviour.
Held: The statute imposed clear obligations on the appeal panel to act independently, and to consider both the individual circumstances of the child and the case, and to bear in mind the guidance issued by the Secretary of State. In addition the panel had to act fairly in accordance with the convention rights to a fair trial. The guidance however was not more than guidance, and the panel must exercise their discretion. Appeals dismissed.


Lord Justice Schiemann, Lord Justice Sedley and Mr Justice Charles


Times 04-Jun-2002, Gazette 27-Jun-2002, [2002] EWCA Civ 693, [2002] ELR 556




School Standards and Framework Act 1998 67 68


England and Wales


Appeal fromRegina on the Application of S v Head Teacher of Claremont High School; Governing Body of Claremont High School; Independent Appeal Panel of the London Borough of Brent and London Borough of Brent Admn 2-Jul-2001
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Updated: 01 September 2022; Ref: scu.171255