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Primary and Secondary Education: Pupil Exclusions

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many primary school pupils were excluded in (a) the Ribble Valley and (b) England in the last five years; (147845)

(2) how many secondary school pupils were excluded from secondary schools in (a) the Ribble Valley and (b) England in the last five years.

[holding answer 5 July 2007]: The information requested is shown in the following tables.

Maintained primary and secondary schools1: number and percentage of exclusions 2001-02 to 2005-06: Ribble Valley parliamentary constituency

Maintained primary

Ribble Valley

England2

Number of permanent exclusions

Percentage of school population3

Number of permanent exclusions

Percentage of school population3

Number of permanent exclusions

Percentage of school population3

Number of permanent exclusions

Percentage of school population3

2001-02

4

4

5

5

1,450

0.03

5

5

2002-03

4

4

5

5

1,300

0.03

5

5

2003-04

0

6

21

0.25

1,270

0.03

41,300

0.97

004-05

0

6

22

0.26

1,000

0.03

43,720

1.04

2005-06

4

4

5

5

970

0.02

5

5

Maintained secondary

Ribble Valley

England2

Number of permanent exclusions

Percentage of school population3

Number of permanent exclusions

Percentage of school population3

Number of permanent exclusions

Percentage of school population3

Number of permanent exclusions

Percentage of school population3

2001-02

16

0.9

5

5

7,740

0.24

5

5

2002-03

20

0.23

5

5

7,890

0.23

5

5

2003-04

21

0.24

806

9.21

8,320

0.25

288,040

8.66

2004-05

21

0.24

779

8.83

8,070

0.24

329,680

9.94

2005-06

14

0.16

804

9.13

7,990

0.24

343,840

10.40

1 Includes middle schools as deemed. 2 National figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. 3 Number of exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of all pupils (excluding dually registered pupils). 4 Fewer than three, or a rate based on fewer than three. 5 Not available. 6 Not applicable. Source: School census