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Pupil Exclusions: Special Educational Needs

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of fixed period exclusions were given to pupils (a) with special educational needs and (b) who were children in care in (i) secondary and (ii) primary schools in each year since 1997. (241715)

Data on the number of pupils with fixed period exclusions was collected for the first time for the school year 2003/04, therefore data can only be provided for the last four school years. Information on the number of fixed period exclusions given to pupils with special educational needs is shown in the table.

Analysis of the number of exclusions of children on the school census, who were in-care at the time of the exclusion would incur disproportionate cost. The number of permanent exclusions of looked after children is however provided by the Department’s Outcome Indicators for Looked After Children collection (OC2), which is available at

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000785/index.shtml.

This collection does not cover fixed period collections.

Primary and state funded secondary schools1,2: Number and proportion of fixed period exclusions by special educational needs3—2003/04 to 2006/074,5—England

Maintained primary schools

State funded secondary schools2

Number of exclusions

Percentage of fixed period exclusions6

Number of exclusions

Percentage of fixed period exclusions6

2003/044

Pupils with statements of SEN

5,610

13.6

20,430

7.1

Pupils without statements of SEN7

35,690

86.4

267,600

92.9

Of which:

Pupils with SEN without statements

23,490

56.9

109,410

38.0

Pupils with no SEN

12,200

29.5

158,190

54.9

All pupils8

41,290

100.0

288,050

100.0

2004/054

Pupils with statements of SEN

5,730

13.1

21,980

6.7

Pupils without statements of SEN7

37,990

86.9

307,700

93.3

Of which:

Pupils with SEN without statements

24,860

56.9

124,980

37.9

Pupils with no SEN

13,130

30.0

182,710

55.4

All pupils9

43,720

100.0

329,680

100.0

2005/064,5

Pupils with statements of SEN

n/a

n/a

23,560

6.8

Pupils without statements of SEN7

n/a

n/a

324,750

93.2

Of which:

Pupils with SEN without statements

n/a

n/a

166,640

47.8

Pupils with no SEN

n/a

n/a

158,120

45.4

All pupils10

n/a

n/a

348,310

100.0

2006/074

Pupils with statements of SEN

6,240

13.6

23,660

6.5

Pupils without statements of SEN7

39,470

86.3

339,530

93.5

Of which:

Pupils with SEN without statements

30,690

67.1

179,160

49.3

Pupils with no SEN

8,780

19.2

160,370

44.1

All pupils11

45,730

100.0

363,270

100.0

n/a = Not available

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes both CTCs and academies.

3 The number of fixed period exclusions per SEN type expressed as a percentage of all fixed period exclusions per school type.

4 In 2003/04, information on fixed period exclusions was collected for the first time via the Termly Exclusions Survey.

5 For the 2005/06 school year, only information on fixed period exclusions from secondary schools was available.

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

7 Includes pupils with no identified SEN and those pupils with SEN without statements.

8 Totals include 12 fixed period exclusions for which SEN status was not known. These have been included in the total column only.

9 Totals include two fixed period exclusions for which SEN status was not known. These have been included in the total column only.

10 Totals include 48 fixed period exclusions for which SEN status was not known. These have been included in the total column only.

11 Totals include 140 fixed period exclusions for which SEN status was not known. These have been included in the total column 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