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Pupil Exclusions: Finance

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what additional funding has been allocated since June 2007 to support head teachers in exercising their function of excluding pupils. (185186)

Since September 2007 schools and local authorities have been required to arrange suitable full-time education from the sixth day of any period of exclusion. We made £9.3 million available in 2007-08 (to cover seven months) and £16 million from 2008-09 within the dedicated schools grant.