“For permanent exclusions, the local authority must arrange suitable full-time education for the pupil to begin no later than the sixth school day of the exclusion. (16) This will be the pupil’s ‘home authority’ in cases where the school is maintained by (or located within) a different local authority.” DFE Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England September 2017
Mary Astell Academy is commissioned by Newcastle Local Authority to provide this education provision for pupils who have been permanently excluded and who live in the Newcastle Local Authority area.
(16) The education arranged must be full-time or as close to full-time as in the child’s best interests because of their health needs
Parents and carers cannot apply directly to Mary Astell Academy.