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Pupil Exclusions: Disadvantaged

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) male and (b) female pupils receiving free school meals received (i) one or more, (ii) five or more and (iii) 10 or more fixed period exclusions in each of the last 10 years. (240628)

Data on the numbers of pupils with fixed period exclusions was collected for the first time for the school year 2003/04. However data linked to free school meal eligibility is only available for the school years 2005/06 and 2006/07.

The available data for the years 2005/06 and 2006/07 is shown in the tables.

Primary, secondary and special schools1,2,3—Pupils eligible to receive free school meals with one or more episodes of fixed period exclusion by gender4, 2006/07England

Pupils eligible for free schools meals

Boys

Girls

who received 1 to 4 fixed period exclusions

who received 5 to 9 fixed period exclusions

who received 10 or more fixed period exclusions

who received 1 to 4 fixed period exclusions

who received 5 to 9 fixed period exclusions

who received 10 or more fixed period exclusions

Primary schools1

8,150

660

110

1,170

70

5

State funded secondary schools1,2

34,310

2,970

260

16,110

1,070

70

Special schools3

2,110

340

70

240

20

5

Total

44,570

3,970

440

17,520

1,150

80

Percentage of the school population6

Boys

Girls

who received 1 to 4 fixed period exclusions

who received 5 to 9 fixed period exclusions

who received 10 or more fixed period exclusions

who received 1 to 4 fixed period exclusions

who received 5 to 9 fixed period exclusions

who received 10 or more fixed period exclusions

Primary schools1

2.45

0.20

0.03

0.36

0.02

0.00

State funded secondary schools1,2

15.41

1.34

0.12

7.27

0.48

0.03

Special schools3

10.32

1.66

0.32

2.91

0.23

0.04

Total

7.74

0.69

0.08

3.18

0.21

0.01

1 Includes middle schools as deemed. 2 Includes CTCs and academies. 3 Includes both maintained and non-maintained special schools. 4 The number of pupils receiving fixed period exclusions in 2006/07. 5 Less than 5. 6 The number of pupils receiving fixed period exclusions for each category expressed as percentage of the school population in January 2007 of that gender and eligible for free school meals. Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Source: School Census.

Primary, secondary and special schools1,2,3—Pupils eligible to receive free school meals with one or more episodes of fixed period exclusion by gender4, 2005/065—England

Pupils eligible for free schools meals

Boys

Girls

who received 1 to 4 fixed period exclusions

who received 5 to 9 fixed period exclusions

who received 10 or more fixed period exclusions

who received 1 to 4 fixed period exclusions

who received 5 to 9 fixed period exclusions

who received 10 or more fixed period exclusions

Primary schools1

6

6

6

6

6

6

State funded secondary schools1,2

34,160

2,630

200

15,840

940

60

Special schools3

6

6

6

6

6

6

Total

7

7

7

7

7

7

Percentage of the school population5

Boys

Girls

who received 1 to 4 fixed period exclusions

who received 5 to 9 fixed period exclusions

who received 10 or more fixed period exclusions

who received 1 to 4 fixed period exclusions

who received 5 to 9 fixed period exclusions

who received 10 or more fixed period exclusions

Primary schools1

6

6

6

6

6

6

State funded secondary schools1,2

14.87

1.14

0.09

6.94

0.41

0.03

Special schools3

6

6

6

6

6

6

Total

7

7

7

7

7

7

1 Includes middle schools as deemed. 2 Includes CTCs and academies. 3 Includes both maintained and non-maintained special schools. 4 The number of pupils receiving fixed period exclusions in 2006/07. 5 The number of pupils receiving fixed period exclusions for each category expressed as percentage of the school population in January 2006 of that gender and eligible for free school meals. 6 Not available. 7 Not applicable. Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Source: School Census.