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Pupil Exclusions

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils received a fixed period exclusion from school in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by index of multiple deprivation decile. (241881)

The readily available information is given in the table. This shows the number of episodes of fixed period exclusion. A pupil may have more than one episode of fixed period exclusion during the year.

Primary, secondary and special schools1, 2, 3: Number of episodes of fixed period exclusions by level of deprivation of school4, 5: England 2006-07

Primary schools

State funded secondary schools2

Number of schools

Number of Fixed period exclusions

Percentage of the school population6

Number of schools

Number of Fixed period exclusions

Percentage of the school population6

Level of deprivation of school based on IDACI4(%)

0-10 most deprived

1.665

9,404

2.03

261

31.883

13.67

10-20

1.543

7.720

1.79

305

35,618

12.73

20-30

1,695

6,803

1.51

315

36,822

12.75

30-40

1,621

5,525

1.35

372

42.673

12.05

40-50

1,673

3.958

0.98

386

42.667

11.35

50-60

1.882

3.776

0.90

387

42,146

10.98

60-70

1,938

3.102

0.78

340

34.577

10.40

70-80

1.953

2.123

0.54

335

33.451

10.20

80-90

1.851

1.874

0.49

362

32.520

9.12

90-100 least deprived

1.557

1.447

0.40

356

30.914

7.94

Special schools3Total

Number of schools

Number of Fixed period exclusions

Percentage of the school population6

Number of schools

Number of Fixed period exclusions

Percentage of the school population6

Level of deprivation of school based on IDACI4 (%)

0-10 most deprived

119

2.433

23.77

2.045

43.720

6.19

10-20

108

1,323

1440

1,956

44.661

6.20

20-30

102

1.658

20.00

2.112

45.283

6.05

30-40

114

2.175

21.35

2,107

50.373

651

40-50

107

1.037

11.47

2,166

47.662

6.04

50-60

92

1.453

17.80

2.361

47.375

5.85

60-70

98

1.512

1890

2.376

39,191

532

70-80

99

1,351

18.33

2,387

36.925

5.08

80-90

111

2,072

21.89

2.324

36,466

4.88

90-100 least deprived

116

1.584

17.12

2.029

33,945

4.47

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

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

3 Includes both maintained and non-maintained special schools.

4 2004 Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index at Super Output Area level based on the location of the school. Includes all schools which returned information on fixed period exclusions for 2006-07.

5 Figures relate to the number of episodes of fixed period exclusion, a pupil may have more than one episode of fixed period exclusion during the year.

6 The number of fixed period exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of all pupils (excluding dually registered pupils) in January 2006.

Source:

School Census.