Please note: where we say 'parents', this applies to pupils under 18.
Convening an IRP
The responsibility for arranging an independent review panel (IRP) meeting lies with the local authority (LA) for maintained schools and the academy trust for academies.
Any application outside of that timeframe must be rejected, except where the parents made a claim for discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 regarding the exclusion. In that case, parents can apply for an IRP