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Pupil Referral Units

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of pupil referral units; and if he will make a statement. (173244)

The effectiveness of pupil referral units is judged by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) as part of the normal regime for the inspection of schools. Ofstedā€™s latest annual report (2006/07) showed that 52 per cent. of pupil referral units were good or outstanding overall. 33 per cent. were satisfactory and 14 per cent. were inadequate.