This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Rejected petition Stop schools giving out after-school detentions so easily

Schools recently have been setting new rules whereby after-school detentions are given out for normal behaviour issues instead of serious ones. This provides stress on teachers and parents alike and therefore schools should not be allowed to do it.

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Before, after-school detentions were only given out for the most serious of behaviour issues, such as a fight, leaving school during school hours etc. However, they're now given out for the smallest of things like a forgotten book, missing PE kit etc. Parents like me are angered and stressed by this as even the best behaved kids can eventually get one and parents struggle to pick kids up after the detention, especially if they normally take a bus. This therefore needs changing immediately.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s not clear what the petition is asking the UK Government or Parliament to do.

At the moment, it's up to schools to decide on detentions.

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