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Pupil Exclusions: Special Educational Needs

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils who were permanently excluded had special educational needs in each year since 2001. (188399)

The available information is shown in the table:

Maintained primary, secondary and special schools1,2: Number of permanent exclusions by special educational needs (SEN), England, 1997-98 to 2005=06 (estimates)3

Permanent exclusions

Number of exclusions

Percentage of permanent exclusions4

Percentage of school population5

2000-013

Pupils with statements of SEN

810

9

0.33

Pupils without statements of SEN6

8,330

91

0.11

All pupils

9,140

100

0.12

2001-023

Pupils with statements of SEN

1.140

12

0.48

Pupils without statements of SEN6

8,400

88

0.11

Of which:

SEN pupils without statements

4,700

49

0.35

Pupils with no SEN

3,700

39

0.06

All pupils

9,540

100

0.12

2002-033

Pupils with statements of SEN

1,030

11

0.43

Pupils without statements of SEN6

8,260

89

0.11

Of which:

SEN pupils without statements

5,140

55

0.46

Pupils with no SEN

3,120

34

0.05

All pupils

9,290

100

0.12

2003-043

Pupils with statements of SEN

1,040

11

0.44

Pupils without statements of SEN6

8,840

89

0.12

Of which:

SEN pupils without statements

5,240

53

0.46

Pupils with no SEN

3,600

36

0.06

All pupils

9,880

100

0.13

2004-053

Pupils with statements of SEN

850

9

0.37

Pupils without statements of SEN6

8,590

91

0.12

Of which:

SEN pupils without statements

4,620

49

0.40

Pupils with no SEN

3,970

42

0.06

All pupils7

9,440

100

0.12

2005-063

Pupils with statements of SEN

880

10

0.39

Pupils without statements of SEN6

8,280

90

0.11

Of which:

SEN pupils without statements

5,280

58

0.43

Pupils with no SEN

3,000

33

0.05

All pupils8

9,170

100

0.12

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools.

3 Figures relating to permanent exclusions are estimates based on incomplete pupil-level data. See Notes to Editors 4.

4 The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the total number of permanent exclusions.

5 The number of excluded pupils by SEN stage expressed as a percentage of all pupils with the same SEN stage in primary, secondary and all special schools (excludes dually registered pupils) in January.

6 The introduction of the new SEN Code of Practice means that the number of children with SEN without statements reported in 2000/01 and later are not directly comparable with earlier years. Includes pupils with no SEN and pupils with SEN without statements. See Notes to Editors 6.

7 There was one permanent exclusion for which stage of SEN was not known—this was included in total for ‘all pupils’ only.

8 There were 17 permanent exclusion for which stage of SEN was not known–these were included in total for ‘all pupils’ only.

Note:

Totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census