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Pupil Exclusions: Hampshire

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils in (a) Hampshire, (b) Southampton and (c) Portsmouth were temporarily excluded for (i) drug and alcohol related problems, (ii) sexual misconduct, (iii) pupil abuse and (iv) adult abuse in each of the last four years. (133026)

The available information is shown in the table.

Maintained primary, secondary and special schools1,2: Number of fixed period exclusions by reason of exclusion 2003/04 and 2004/05—Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton local authority areas

Physical assault

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour

Against a pupil

Against an adult

Against a pupil

Against an adult

Sexual misconduct

Drug and alcohol related

Total

2003/04

Hampshire

2,161

471

475

2,720

134

401

6,362

Portsmouth

807

184

173

1,012

22

53

2,251

Southampton

168

49

23

263

7

29

539

2004/05

Hampshire

2,468

449

525

3,236

127

468

7,273

Portsmouth

717

209

136

847

27

72

2,008

Southampton

592

159

100

791

11

46

1,699

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Excludes non-maintained special schools.

Source:

Termly Exclusions Survey

Only two years of data relating to the reason for exclusion are currently available. The first year for which information on the reason for exclusion is available relates to the 2003/04 academic year. Exclusions data for 2004/05 academic year were published in June 2006.