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Pupil Exclusions

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Lancashire pupils were permanently excluded from (a) primary school and (b) secondary school in each of the last 10 years. (125244)

The information requested is shown in the tables.

Maintained primary and secondary schools, number of permanent exclusions1, 2, position in January each year

Lancashire local authority area3

Lancashire local authority area4

Primary

Secondary

Primary

Secondary

Number

Percentage5

Number

Percentage5

Number

Percentage5

Number

Percentage5

1995/96

45

0.03

303

0.35

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1996/97

42

0.03

353

0.40

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1997/98

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

43

0.04

240

0.33

1998/99

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

32

0.03

209

0.29

1999/2000

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

19

0.02

144

0.19

2000/01

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

34

0.03

207

0.28

2001/02

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

39

0.04

240

0.32

2002/03

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

30

0.03

302

0.40

2003/04

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

36

0.04

282

0.37

2004/05

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

25

0.03

238

0.31

Blackburn with Darwen local authority area4Blackpool local authority area4

Primary

Secondary

Primary

Secondary

Number

Percentage5

Number

Percentage5

Number

Percentage5

Number

Percentage5

1995/96

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1996/97

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1997/98

6

0.04

49

0.51

6

6

36

0.52

1998/99

6

6

23

0.24

6

6

18

0.25

1999/2000

6

6

38

0.40

6

6

17

0.23

2000/01

6

6

45

0.47

6

6

23

0.29

2001/02

7

0.05

31

0.33

6

0.05

27

0.33

2002/03

8

0.05

38

0.40

11

0.09

30

0.35

2003/04

6

6

31

0.32

6

6

46

0.53

2004/05

6

0.04

24

0.25

6

6

56

0.64

n/a = Not applicable.

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 As reported by LAs as part of the data checking process.

3 Before local government reorganisation.

4 After local government reorganisation.

5 The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) pupils in primary and secondary schools in January each year

6 Less than 5 or a rate based on less than 5.

Source:

Schools Census.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many exclusions there were in each local education authority in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006. (124633)