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Pupil Exclusions

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were permanently excluded from schools in England in (a) 2007 and (b) 2007-08. (247260)

8,680 children were permanently excluded from schools in England in 2006-07. This figure has been taken from the statistical first release “Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions from Schools in England 2006/07—Amended” and covers all maintained schools in England. This publication can be found at the following link:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000793/index.shtml.

Figures are not yet available for 2007-08 and are due to be published in June 2009.