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Pupil Exclusions

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils received more than (a) 10, (b) 11, (c) 12, (d) 13, (e) 14 and (f) 15 or more fixed period exclusions in a 12-month period in each of the last five years; (226443)

(2) how many pupils have been given more than three fixed period exclusions in the last three years.

Information on the number of pupils who have received fixed period exclusions was collected for the first time for the school year 2003/04. The available information is shown in the tables. Information on pupils who have received more than (a) 10, (b) 11, (c) 12, (d) 13, (e) 14 and (f) 15 fixed period exclusions can be provided only at disproportionate costs. Due to changes in the underlying data collection, information for the school year 2005/06 is only available for secondary schools.

Maintained primary, secondary and special schools1, 2: number of times pupils were excluded for a fixed period. England, 2003/04

Number of fixed period exclusions per pupil

Number of pupils

Percentage

1

130,410

65

2

37,870

19

3

16,290

8

4

8,120

4

5

4,180

2

6

2,180

1

7

1,160

1

8

660

0

9

400

0

10

200

0

More than 10

310

0

Total

201,780

100

Percentage of school population

2.63

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Excludes non-maintained special schools.

Note:

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

Source:

Termly Exclusions Survey.

Maintained primary, secondary and special schools1, 2: number of times pupils were excluded for a fixed period. England, 2004/05

Number of fixed period exclusions per pupil

Number of pupils

Percentage

1

138,790

63

2

42,510

19

3

18,830

9

4

9,400

4

5

4,890

2

6

2,880

1

7

1,450

1

8

860

0

9

490

0

10

290

0

More than 10

440

0

Total

220,840

100

Percentage of school population

2.90

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Excludes non-maintained special schools.

Note:

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

Source:

Termly Exclusions Survey.

State funded secondary schools1:number of times pupils were excluded for a fixed period. England, 2005/06

Number of fixed period exclusions per pupil:

Number of pupils

Percentage

1

118,660

62

2

37,490

19

3

16,850

9

4

8,840

5

5

4,810

2

6

2,680

1

7

1,450

1

8

860

0

9

460

0

10

310

0

More than 10

370

0

Total

192,750

100

Percentage of the school population

5.76

1 Includes middle schools as deemed, CTCs and academies.

Note:

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

Primary, secondary and special schools1, 2, 3: number of times pupils were excluded for a fixed period. England, 2006/07

Number of fixed period exclusions per pupil

Number of pupils

Percentage

1

138,390

61

2

43,220

19

3

20,080

9

4

10,630

5

5

6,050

3

6

3,460

2

7

2,050

1

8

1,200

1

9

770

0

10

490

0

More than 10

830

0

Total

227,160

100

Percentage of the school population

3

Number of pupils who subsequently received a permanent exclusion in 2006/074

6,080

53

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes both CTCs and academies.

3 Includes both maintained and non-maintained special schools.

4 The number of pupils who received a permanent exclusion in 2006/07 after previously being excluded for a fixed period by the same school during the 2006/07 school year.

5 The percentage of all pupils with a fixed period exclusion who later were permanently excluded during 2006/07.

Note:

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

Source:

School Census

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were given more than one fixed period exclusion in a 12 month period in each of the last five years; and how many such pupils were eligible for free school meals. (226445)

Information on the number of pupils who were given more than one fixed period exclusion and their eligibility for free school meals can be provided only at disproportionate cost. The available information on the number of fixed period exclusions (including any multiple exclusions) and free school meal eligibility is shown in the following tables and covers the school years 2005-06 and 2006-07. Information for 2004-05 can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

State funded secondary schools1,2: Number of fixed period exclusions by free school meal eligibility 2005-06, England

State funded secondary schools2

Number of exclusions

Exclusions per 100 of the school population3

Fixed period exclusions4

Pupils eligible for free school meals

105,530

23.04

Other pupils

238,280

8.25

All pupils5

348,380

10.46

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes both CTCs and academies. Information is as reported by schools.

3 The number of exclusions per 100 of the school population (excluding dually registered pupils) as at January 2006.

4 For 2005-06 a change in the underlying method of data collection means that data on fixed period exclusions from primary and special schools is not available.

5 Totals include 4,600 fixed period exclusions with unclassified free school meal eligibility.

Note:

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

Primary, secondary and special schools1,2,3: Number of fixed period exclusions by free school meal eligibility, England 2006-07

Number of exclusions

Exclusions per 100 of the school population4

Number of exclusions

Exclusions per 100 of the school population4

Number of exclusions

Exclusions per 100 of the school population4

Number of exclusions

Exclusions per 100 of the school population4

Fixed period exclusions

Pupils eligible for free school meals

21,020

3.21

109,940

24.75

7,360

25.61

138,320

12.27

Other pupils

24,250

0.70

251,450

8.74

9,060

14.98

284,760

4.46

All pupils5

45,730

1.11

363,270

10.94

16,600

18.56

425,600

5.66

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes both CTCs and Academies. Information is as reported by schools.

3 Includes both maintained special and non-maintained special schools.

4 The number of exclusions per 100 of the school population (excluding dually registered pupils) as at January 2007.

5 Totals include 2,530 fixed period exclusions with unclassified free school meal eligibility.

Note:

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

Source:

School Census