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Pupil Exclusions: Autism

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children with autism spectrum disorders were subject to (a) permanent exclusion and (b) fixed-term exclusion from school in the academic year 2006-07. (230230)

Information is only available on the primary special educational need for pupils who are classified as being at School Action Plus or with a statement of special educational needs. This information is shown in the table.

Primary, secondary and special schools1, 2, 3 exclusions where pupils primary SEN need is autistic spectrum disorder4 2006/07

Primary schools1

State funded secondary schools1, 2

Special schools3

Number of exclusions

Percentage of the school population5

Number of exclusions

Percentage of the school population5

Number of exclusions

Percentage of the school population5

Permanent exclusions

20

0.12

10

0.08

10

0.08

Fixed period exclusions

Number of fixed period exclusions

900

2,060

390

Number of pupils with at least one episode of fixed period exclusion

430

2.27

1,100

9.27

200

1.58

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes both CTCs and academies.

3 Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools.

4 Data for primary SEN need is collected for pupils with a statement of special educational needs or who are classified as being school action plus only. Data here have been taken from the National Pupil Database.

5 The number of permanent exclusions or pupils with at least one fixed period exclusion by primary need expressed as a percentage of the school population with that primary need.

Note:

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census