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Schools: Crimes of Violence

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers experienced physical abuse in their workplace in 2006. (126074)

The number of assaults on school staff is not collected centrally.

For the academic year 2004/05, information is available on the reasons for pupil exclusions. These reasons include ‘physical assault against an adult’.

A local authority breakdown of the number of pupils who have been excluded from school (permanently or for a fixed period) for physical assault against an adult, together with total numbers of exclusions, is given in the following tables.

Maintained primary, secondary and special schools1,2: permanent and fixed period exclusions for physical assault against an adult and total number of exclusions (all reasons)3 numbers and rates per 1,000 pupils 2004/05—by local authority area

Permanent exclusions

Exclusions for physical assault against an adult

All permanent exclusions

Number of pupils on roll4

Number

Exclusions per 1,000 pupils5

Number

Exclusions per 1,000 pupils5

England6,7

7,606,040

1,270

0.17

9,400

1.24

North East6

398,660

90

0.23

460

1.16

841

Darlington

15,404

*

*

34

2.21

840

Durham

75,863

16

0.21

91

1.20

390

Gateshead

28,840

9

0.31

32

1.11

805

Hartlepool

16,035

*

*

22

1.37

806

Middlesbrough

20,165

8

0.40

19

0.94

391

Newcastle upon Tyne

37,260

17

0.46

62

1.66

392

North Tyneside

30,600

4

0.13

27

0.88

929

Northumberland

50,547

9

0.18

72

1.42

807

Redcar and Cleveland

24,083

4

0.17

24

1.00

393

South Tyneside

23,762

12

0.51

44

1.85

808

Stockton-on-Tees

30,857

8

0.26

21

0.68

394

Sunderland

45,241

3

0.07

15

0.33

North West6

1,086,590

240

0.22

1,440

1.33

889

Blackburn with Darwen

24,603

3

0.12

30

1.22

890

Blackpool

21,190

9

0.42

59

2.78

350

Bolton

45,797

6

0.13

62

1.35

351

Bury

28,254

*

*

33

1.17

875

Cheshire

104,163

30

0.29

170

1.63

909

Cumbria

76,831

11

0.14

64

0.83

876

Halton

18.910

*

*

45

2.38

340

Knowsley

26,438

6

0.30

37

1.40

888

Lancashire

173,101

63

0.36

273

1.58

341

Liverpool

73,239

*

*

80

1.09

352

Manchester

65,644

27

0.41

84

1.28

353

Oldham

40,513

7

0.17

39

0.96

354

Rochdale

34,820

4

0.11

39

1.12

355

Salford

32,960

16

0.49

86

2.61

343

Sefton

45,132

5

0.11

33

0.73

342

St. Helens

28,272

0

0.00

4

0.14

356

Stockport

40,944

9

0.22

49

1.20

357

Tameside

36,731

12

0.33

63

1.72

358

Trafford

35,964

*

*

17

0.47

877

Warrington

32,137

6

0.19

45

1.40

359

Wigan

48.712

12

0.25

69

1.42

344

Wirral

52,231

*

*

63

1.21

Yorkshire and the Humber6

806,660

150

0.19

840

1.04

370

Barnsley

34.496

*

*

4

0.12

380

Bradford

86,686

7

0.08

61

0.70

381

Calderdale

34,765

4

0.12

46

1.32

371

Don caster

50,302

17

0.34

91

1.81

811

East Riding of Yorkshire

50,036

6

0.12

30

0.60

810

Kingston Upon Hull, City of

39,262

34

0.87

84

2.14

382

Kirklees

63,113

8

0.13

60

0.95

383

Leeds

111,538

24

0.22

120

1.08

812

North East Lincolnshire

26,023

4

0.15

62

2.38

813

North Lincolnshire

25,047

0

0.00

0

0.00

815

North Yorkshire

88.139

9

0.10

62

0.70

372

Rotherham

45,113

7

0.16

27

0.60

373

Sheffield

75,753

16

0.21

97

1.28

384

Wakefield

52,231

4

0.08

50

0.96

816

York

24,159

5

0.21

42

1.74

East Midlands6

667,600

160

0.24

970

1.46

831

Derby

37,832

14

0.37

85

2.25

830

Derbyshire

115,455

19

0.16

136

1.18

856

Leicester

47.168

22

0.47

79

1.67

855

Leicestershire

96.577

20

0.21

133

1.38

925

Lincolnshire

102,884

20

0.19

182

1.77

928

Northamptonshire

103,694

34

0.33

138

1.33

892

Nottingham

38.195

16

0.42

73

1.91

891

Nottinghamshire

120,891

18

0.15

147

1.22

857

Rutland

4.907

0

0.00

0

0.00

West Midlands6

864,790

120

0.14

1,060

1.22

330

Birmingham

175.226

37

0.21

364

2.08

331

Coventry

49,307

*

*

6

0.12

332

Dudley

50,251

7

0.14

91

1.81

884

Herefordshire

24,005

7

0.29

27

1.12

333

Sandwell

50.581

4

0.08

68

1.34

893

Shropshire

40,761

5

0.12

35

0.86

334

Solihull

36,360

7

0.19

57

1.57

860

Staffordshire

128,800

20

0.16

144

1.12

861

Stoke-on-Trent

36,594

3

0.08

13

0.36

894

Telford and Wrekin

26,491

10

0.38

39

1.47

335

Walsall

48,005

5

0.10

25

0.52

937

Warwickshire

76,698

10

0.13

146

1.90

336

Wolverhampton

40.675

*

*

18

0.44

885

Worcestershire

81,031

*

*

26

0.32

East of England6

842,380

110

0.13

930

1.11

820

Bedfordshire

63,800

11

0.17

126

1.97

873

Cambridgeshire

77,582

*

*

5

0.06

881

Essex

201,078

45

0.22

203

1.01

919

Hertfordshire

174,931

12

0.07

237

1.35

821

Luton

31,075

5

0.16

31

1.00

926

Norfolk

113,477

5

0.04

96

0.85

874

Peterborough

28,680

*

*

30

1.05

882

Southend-on-Sea

27,270

5

0.18

37

1.36

935

Suffolk

101,555

20

0.20

148

1.46

883

Thurrock

22,936

4

0.17

20

0.87

London6,7

1,060,180

160

0.15

1,510

1.43

Inner London6,7

360,840

60

0.17

420

1.18

202

Camden

21,565

3

0.14

14

0.65

201

City of London7

224

n/a

n/a

*

*

204

Hackney

25,572

5

0.20

28

1.09

205

Hammersmith and Fulham

17,102

*

*

15

0.88

309

Haringey

33,565

7

0.21

28

0.83

206

Islington

22.694

4

0.18

9

0.40

207

Kensington and Chelsea

10,664

5

0.47

17

1.59

208

Lambeth

28,220

0

0.00

41

1.45

209

Lewisham

34,117

*

*

23

0.67

316

Newham

48,646

10

0.21

84

1.73

210

Southwark

33,760

6

0.18

36

1.07

211

Tower Hamlets

36,728

7

0.19

41

1.12

212

Wandsworth

28,286

4

0.14

53

1.87

213

Westminster

19,693

3

0.15

34

1.73

Outer London6,7

699,350

100

0.14

1,090

1.56

301

Barking and Dagenham

31,005

13

0.42

45

1.45

302

Barnet

45,939

12

0.26

57

1.24

303

Bexley

39,513

5

0.13

62

1.57

304

Brent

39,396

15

0.38

85

2.16

305

Bromley

46,894

*

*

56

1.19

306

Croydon

49,099

4

0.08

102

2.08

307

Ealing

41,644

7

0.17

79

1.90

308

Enfield

49,670

*

*

62

1.25

203

Greenwich

36,303

19

0.52

110

3.03

310

Harrow

28,772

3

0.10

51

1.77

311

Havering

36.568

4

0.11

40

1.09

312

Hillingdon

42,027

4

0.10

57

1.36

313

Hounslow

35,840

0

0.00

77

2.15

314

Kingston upon Thames

21.431

*

*

6

0.28

315

Merton

23,547

4

0.17

33

1.40

317

Redbridge

44.622

5

0.11

60

1.34

318

Richmond upon Thames

20,108

0

0.00

22

1.09

319

Sutton

31,277

*

*

26

0.83

320

Waltham Forest (7)

35.692

n/a

n/a

60

1.68

South East6

1,161,570

160

0.14

1,400

1.20

867

Bracknell Forest

15,119

*

*

43

2.84

846

Brighton and Hove

29,961

11

0.37

37

1.23

825

Buckinghamshire

75,866

4

0.05

46

0.61

845

East Sussex

66.612

16

0.24

110

1.65

850

Hampshire

173,289

17

0.10

162

0.93

921

Isle of Wight

19.586

*

*

8

0.41

886

Kent

212,811

25

0.12

356

1.67

887

Medway

43,998

7

0.16

54

1.23

826

Milton Keynes

36,186

6

0.17

50

1.38

931

Oxfordshire

85,281

6

0.07

35

0.41

851

Portsmouth

24,722

6

0.24

20

0.81

870

Reading

16,522

7

0.42

27

1.63

871

Slough

20,274

*

*

10

0.49

852

Southampton

28,576

9

0.31

31

1.08

936

Surrey

140,069

19

0.14

154

1.10

869

West Berkshire

24.626

3

0.12

31

1.26

938

West Sussex

105,642

12

0.11

159

1.51

868

Windsor and Maidenhead

18,984

*

*

31

1.63

872

Wokingham

23,444

5

0.21

35

1.49

South West6

717,610

70

0.10

780

1.09

800

Bath and North East Somerset

25,161

*

*

40

1.59

837

Bournemouth

20,891

*

*

23

1.10

801

Bristol, City of

46,702

*

*

51

1.09

908

Cornwall

73,227

4

0.05

118

1.61

878

Devon

97,698

4

0.04

64

0.66

835

Dorset

55,849

5

0.09

46

0.82

916

Gloucestershire

85,937

12

0.14

90

1.05

420

Isles of Scilly

251

0

0.00

0

0.00

802

North Somerset

28,141

*

*

17

0.60

879

Plymouth

39.243

7

0.18

43

1.10

836

Poole

19,305

*

*

20

1.04

933

Somerset

71.328

12

0.17

72

1.01

803

South Gloucestershire

39,981

3

0.08

68

1.70

866

Swindon

28,735

6

0.21

28

0.97

880

Torbay

19,625

*

*

14

0.71

865

Wiltshire

65,540

11

0.17

87

1.33

Fixed period exclusions

Exclusions for physical assault against an adult

All fixed period exclusions

Number of pupils on roll4

Number

Exclusions per 1,000 pupils5

Number

Exclusions per 1,000 pupils5

England6,7

7,606,040

18,480

2.43

389,560

51.22

North East6

398,660

830

2.08

17,580

44.09

841

Darlington

15.404

78

5.06

1,425

92.51

840

Durham

75,863

145

1.91

4,804

63.32

390

Gateshead

28,840

41

1.42

712

24.69

805

Hartlepool

16,035

10

0.62

591

36.86

806

Middlesbrough

20.165

37

1.83

732

36.30

391

Newcastle upon Tyne

37,260

106

2.84

1,928

51.74

392

North Tyneside

30.600

50

1.63

758

24.77

929

Northumberland

50,547

98

1.94

2,448

48.43

807

Redcar and Cleveland

24.083

44

1.63

877

36.42

393

South Tyneside

23,762

49

2.06

1,067

44.90

808

Stockton-on-Tees

30,857

120

3.89

1,051

34.06

394

Sunderland

45,241

54

1.19

1,183

26.15

North West6

1,086,590

2,700

2.48

56,720

52.20

889

Blackburn with Darwen

24,603

108

4.39

1.395

56.70

890

Blackpool

21,190

63

2.97

1,436

67.77

350

Bolton

45,797

133

2.90

2,997

65.44

351

Bury

28,254

68

2.41

1.776

62.86

875

Cheshire

104,163

249

2.39

8,272

60.21

909

Cumbria

76,831

139

1.81

5,458

71.04

876

Halton

18,910

27

1.43

565

29.88

340

Knowsley

26,438

110

4.16

1.025

38.77

888

Lancashire

173,101

476

2.75

9,483

54.78

341

Liverpool

73,239

95

1.30

1,829

24.97

352

Manchester

65,644

358

5.45

4,416

67.27

353

Oldham

40,513

91

2.25

2,639

65.14

354

Rochdale

34,820

87

2.50

1,782

51.18

355

Salford

32,960

102

3.09

1,979

60.04

343

Sefton

45.132

27

0.60

539

11.94

342

St. Helens

28,272

42

1.49

1,412

49.94

356

Stockport

40,944

102

2.49

2,349

57.37

357

Tameside

36,731

107

2.91

2,420

65.88

358

Trafford

35,964

50

1.39

1.256

34.92

877

Warrington

32,137

74

2.30

2,066

64.29

359

Wigan

48.712

174

3.57

2,582

53.01

344

Wirral

52,231

22

0.42

1,040

19.91

Yorkshire and the Humber6

806,660

2,340

2.90

47,650

59.07

370

Barnsley

34,496

71

2.06

1,429

41.43

380

Bradford

86,686

236

2.72

4,095

47.24

381

Calderdale

34,765

91

2.62

1,663

47.84

371

Don caster

50,302

149

2.96

3,087

61.37

811

East Riding of Yorkshire

50,036

100

2.00

2,550

50.96

810

Kingston Upon Hull, City of

39,262

288

7.34

3,105

79.08

382

Kirklees

63,113

197

3.12

3,781

59.91

383

Leeds

111,538

368

3.30

7.610

68.23

812

North East Lincolnshire

26,023

99

3.80

2,310

88.77

813

North Lincolnshire

25,047

71

2.83

1,936

77.29

815

North Yorkshire

88.139

164

1.86

3,609

40.95

372

Rotherham

45,113

164

3.64

2,223

49.28

373

Sheffield

75,753

157

2.07

5,094

67.24

384

Wakefield

52,231

138

2.64

3,796

72.68

816

York

24,159

48

1.99

1,356

56.21

East Midlands6

667,600

1,790

2.68

34,610

51.84

831

Derby

37,832

99

2.62

2.595

68.59

830

Derbyshire

115,455

226

1.96

5,003

43.33

856

Leicester

47,168

108

2.29

3,028

64.20

855

Leicestershire

96,577

167

1.73

4.084

42.29

925

Lincolnshire

102,884

257

2.50

4,468

43.43

928

Northamptonshire

103.694

381

3.67

6,277

60.53

892

Nottingham

38,195

241

6.31

2.264

59.27

891

Nottinghamshire

120,891

300

2.48

6,728

55.65

857

Rutland

4,907

9

1.83

159

32.40

West Midlands6

864,790

2,170

2.51

41,210

47.66

330

Birmingham

175,226

505

2.88

8,304

47.39

331

Coventry

49,307

142

2.88

1,474

29.89

332

Dudley

50.251

66

1.31

2.838

58.48

884

Herefordshire

24.005

62

2.58

1,503

62.61

333

Sandwell

50,581

120

2.37

2,167

42.84

893

Shropshire

40,761

93

2.28

2,231

54.73

334

Solihull

36,360

70

1.93

1.683

46.29

860

Staffordshire

128,800

172

1.34

5,702

44.27

861

Stoke-on-Trent

36,594

136

3.72

2.409

65.83

894

Telford and Wrekin

26,491

284

10.72

2,319

87.54

335

Walsall

48,005

127

2.65

2,765

57.60

937

Warwickshire

76,698

119

1.55

3,022

39.40

336

Wolverhampton

40,675

55

1.35

1,263

31.05

885

Worcestershire

81,031

221

2.73

3,533

43.60

East of England6

842,380

1,650

1.96

40,860

48.51

820

Bedfordshire

63,800

115

1.80

2,519

39.48

873

Cambridgeshire

77,582

89

1.15

2,507

32.31

881

Essex

201,078

472

2.35

12,213

60.74

919

Hertfordshire

174,931

249

1.42

6,731

38.48

821

Luton

31.075

72

2.32

1,247

40.13

926

Norfolk

113,477

177

1.56

5,615

49.48

874

Peterborough

28,680

54

1.88

1,487

51.85

882

Southend-on-Sea

27,270

132

4.84

1.483

54.38

935

Suffolk

101.555

214

2.11

5,307

52.26

883

Thurrock

22,936

71

3.10

1,751

76.34

London6,7

1,060,180

2,490

2.35

42,850

40.41

Inner London6,7

360,840

1,110

3.08

14,110

39.09

202

Camden

21,565

69

3.20

1,017

47.16

201

City of London7

224

0

0.00

__

204

Hackney

25,572

143

5.59

1.244

48.65

205

Hammersmith and Fulham

17,102

55

3.22

809

47.30

309

Haringey

33,565

121

3.60

1,647

49.07

206

Islington

22,694

87

3.83

526

23.18

207

Kensington and Chelsea

10.664

25

2.34

341

31.98

208

Lambeth

28,220

34

1.20

1,092

38.70

209

Lewisham

34,117

103

3.02

1,313

38.49

316

Newham

48,646

39

0.80

1,138

23.39

210

Southwark

33,760

119

3.52

1,235

36.58

211

Tower Hamlets

36,728

100

2.72

1,255

34.17

212

Wandsworth

28,286

157

5.55

1,575

55.68

213

Westminster

19,693

61

3.10

913

46.36

Outer London6,7

699,350

1,370

1.96

28,740

41.09

301

Barking and Dagenham

31.005

79

2.55

824

26.58

302

Barnet

45,939

86

1.87

1,494

32.52

303

Bexley

39,513

53

1.34

1,715

43.40

304

Brent

39,396

108

2.74

1,863

47.29

305

Bromley

46.894

40

0.85

1.954

41.67

306

Croydon

49,099

94

1.91

1,307

26.62

307

Ealing

41,644

68

1.63

2,003

48.10

308

Enfield

49.670

110

2.21

2,053

41.33

203

Greenwich

36,303

227

6.25

2,745

75.61

310

Harrow

28,772

47

1.63

1,090

37.88

311

Havering

36,568

44

1.20

1,824

49.88

312

Hillingdon

42,027

65

1.55

1,135

27.01

313

Hounslow

35,840

0

0.00

1,271

35.46

314

Kingston upon Thames

21,431

15

0.70

704

32.85

315

Merton

23.547

77

3.27

1.278

54.27

317

Redbridge

44,622

29

0.65

445

9.97

318

Richmond upon Thames

20.108

22

1.09

904

44.96

319

Sutton

31.277

43

1.37

1,441

46.07

320

Waltham Forest (7)

35,692

167

4.68

2,689

75.34

South East6

1,161,570

2,810

2.42

67,820

58.39

867

Bracknell Forest

15.119

18

1.19

672

44.45

846

Brighton and Hove

29,961

147

4.91

2,206

73.63

825

Buckinghamshire

75,866

123

1.62

2,409

31.75

845

East Sussex

66,612

262

3.93

5,937

89.13

850

Hampshire

173,289

449

2.59

11,727

67.67

921

Isle of Wight

19,586

47

2.40

1,008

51.47

886

Kent

212,811

353

1.66

11.895

55.89

887

Medway

43.998

139

3.16

2,830

64.32

826

Milton Keynes

36,186

32

0.88

1,136

31.39

931

Oxfordshire

85,281

221

2.59

4.305

50.48

851

Portsmouth

24,722

209

8.45

2,982

120.62

870

Reading

16,522

69

4.18

1,046

63.31

871

Slough

20.274

32

1.58

537

26.49

852

Southampton

28,576

159

5.56

2,869

101.10

936

Surrey

140,069

210

1.50

7.114

50.79

869

West Berkshire

24.626

38

1.54

1,578

64.08

938

West Sussex

105,642

228

2.16

5,800

54.90

868

Windsor and Maidenhead

18,984

20

1.05

701

36.93

872

Wokingham

23,444

49

2.09

1.047

44.66

South West6

717,610

1,710

2.38

40,280

56.13

800

Bath and North East Somerset

25,161

40

1.59

1,804

71.70

837

Bournemouth

20,891

45

2.15

1,116

53.42

801

Bristol, City of

46,702

297

6.36

5,609

120.10

908

Cornwall

73,227

85

1.16

3,161

43.17

878

Devon

97,698

201

2.06

5,678

58.12

835

Dorset

55,849

39

0.70

1,684

30.15

916

Gloucestershire

85.937

123

1.43

3,487

40.58

420

Isles of Scilly

251

0

0.00

0

0.00

802

North Somerset

28,141

94

3.34

1,441

51.21

879

Plymouth

39,243

96

2.45

1,392

35.47

836

Poole

19,305

69

3.57

1,335

69.15

933

Somerset

71,328

206

2.89

4,308

60.40

803

South Gloucestershire

39,981

67

1.68

2,357

58.95

866

Swindon

28,735

143

4.98

2,185

76.04

880

Torbay

19,625

79

4.03

970

49.43

865

Wiltshire

65,540

126

1.92

3,753

57.26

* = Less than three, or a rate based on less than three.

‘—’ = Less than five, or a rate based on less than five.

n/a = Not available.

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes maintained special schools, excludes non-maintained special schools.

3 The distribution of exclusions by reason has been derived from the Termly Exclusions survey and applied to the number of permanent exclusions as confirmed by local authorities as part of the school census checking exercise.

4 The number (headcount) of all pupils (excluding dually registered pupils) in January 2005.

5 The number of exclusions in 2004/05 divided by how many thousands of pupils were on roll in January 2005.

6 National and regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10. Totals as shown may not equal the sum of constituent parts.

7 The reasons for permanent exclusions are not available for Waltham Forest and City of London.

Source:

School Census and Termly Exclusions Survey