The appeals against exclusions (APEX) survey is a statutory annual collection of information from local authorities on the number of appeals and their outcome as part of a continuing review of exclusion policies and practice.

The survey collects information on:

  • appeals by parents against permanent exclusions
  • appeals made by governing bodies against LA decisions to reinstate permanently excluded pupils

Local authorities collect the data from all maintained primary, secondary and special schools as well as Pupil Referral Units.

Local authorities submit their data to the Department in January for the previous academic year.

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