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Pupil Referral Units: Pupil Exclusions

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were excluded from pupil referral units for assaulting (a) teachers and (b) other pupils in each of the last 10 years. (228731)

Information on exclusions from pupil referral units is only available for the school years 2003/04 and 2004/05 and this is shown in the following table. Information on the reasons for exclusion is only available at disproportionate cost.

Pupil referral units: number and percentage of exclusions,2003/04 and 2004/05, England

Permanent exclusions

Fixed period exclusions

2003/04

2004/05

2003/04

2004/05

Number

Percentage1

Number

Percentage1

Number

Percentage1

Number

Percentage1

England2

30

0.26

40

0.28

5,780

44.34

7,630

52.75

1 The number of exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils in pupil referral units.

2 National figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

Termly Exclusions Survey.