What is School Refusal?

School refusal is the situation whereby a student experiences significant difficulty or complete inability to attend school. It is most commonly associated with emotional distress and can take many forms including tears, tantrums, anxiety, panic and more.

School refusal has no age limit, but is most common in the pre- and early teen years.

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How we can help

As evidenced by our name, School Refusal Clinic is highly experienced in working with young people experiencing school refusal. We use a collaborative approach of working with the student, parents and school to develop a return to school plan that will help address the issues keeping your child from engaging in their learning.

To enquire about school refusal support for your child please submit an enquiry form here.