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5-year-old expelled

A five-year-old has been expelled from St Ambrose Barlow Catholic School in Birmingham, for 'a number of very serious incidents'.

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School did all it could for 5-year-old before expulsion

The school which, according to reports, expelled a five-year-old boy for 'a number of very serious incidents' has responded to claims by the boys mother that they disregarded her pleas for extra support.

A spokesperson from St Ambrose Barlow Catholic School in Hall Green, Birmingham, said the school had done all it could for Harry Reid, and that the it was working to find "the most appropriate environment" for him.

The decision to exclude a child from school is not taken lightly and is only ever an absolute last resort.

The school has done everything they could to support the child; however, there have been a number of very serious incidents and the welfare of this child has to be balanced with that of fellow pupils and staff.

We are now working with all parties to find the most appropriate environment that will meet the future needs of the child.

– St Ambrose Barlow Catholic School spokesperson

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