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Pupil Exclusions

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils had been permanently excluded more than once in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) sex and (b) ethnicity; and how many such pupils had special educational needs. (142549)

[holding answer 20 June 2007]: The available information is given in the table.

Maintained primary, secondary and all special schools, city technology colleges and academies1: Pupils permanently excluded more than once by gender, ethnic group and special educational needs2—2000/01 to 2004/05—England

Number of pupils

Gender

Boys

1,220

Girls

200

Total

1,420

Ethnic group

White

1,090

White British

1,070

Irish

3

Traveller of Irish heritage

3

Gypsy/Roma

3

Any other White background

20

Mixed

70

White and Black Caribbean

30

White and Black African

10

White and Asian

10

Any other Mixed background

30

Asian

30

Indian

10

Pakistani

10

Bangladeshi

3

Any other Asian background

3

Black

80

Black Caribbean

50

Black African

10

Any other Black background

20

Chinese

0

Any other ethnic group

10

Pupils whose ethnicity has been classified under the old ethnic coding framework

50

Unclassified

90

Total

1,420

Special educational needs

No identified SEN provision

550

SEN pupils without statements

580

SEN pupils with statements

300

Total

1,420

1 Includes middle schools as deemed. Includes non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.

2 This analysis is based on incomplete pupil level data. Any findings based on these figures should be used with caution. Those pupils who have been permanently excluded from more than one different school since 2000/01 to 2004/05 have been selected.

3 Less than 5 pupils.

Notes:

1. Information presented here has been derived from an extract of the National Pupil Database which has selected pupils with multiple cases of permanent exclusion from different schools collected via the 2002 through to 2006 School Census’. The characteristic data shown relates to information provided for the pupils' most recent exclusion.

2. A new set of codes to record the ethnicity of pupils was introduced in 2002. Schools were initially permitted to report ethnic data using either the old and new set of codes between which there is no direct mapping. This analysis separately shows data for those pupils whose ethnic group has been classified under the old coding framework.

3. The new SEN code of practice came into force in 2002 and introduced new codes for recording stage of SEN. Both the new and old codes have been used here.

4. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. There may be discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and totals as shown.

Source:

National Pupil Database.