Pupil referral unit

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England and Wales

  • "Pupil referral units (PRUs) are legally both a type of school and provider of education

other than at a maintained or special school."

Key differences between PRUs and other schools include:

  • PRUs do not have a governing body; they have a management committee

usually with significant local authority representation

  • the responsible body or appropriate authority for a PRU is the local authori

It would appear that FOI requests should therefore be directed to the relevant local authority.


Northern Ireland

Pupil referral units (as defined by Article 87(1) of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998) are subject to FOI.