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Primary Education: Pupil Exclusions

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information his Department has collected on the number of fixed period exclusions from primary schools in 2005-06; and if he will place a copy in the Library. (185803)

Prior to 2005-06 information on fixed period exclusions was collected via the Termly Exclusions Survey. For the 2005-06 academic year the collection of fixed period exclusions data was transferred to the School Census, which is collected termly, and the Termly Exclusions Survey discontinued. For the 2005-6 academic year the new termly School Census was completed by secondary schools only. This does present a gap in the information collected from primary schools on fixed period exclusions. For the 2006-07 academic year primary schools will make School Census returns termly and information on fixed period exclusions will be available.

Information published as SFR 21/07, Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions from Schools and Exclusion Appeals in England 2005-6, has been placed in the Library.