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Pupil Exclusions

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in each decile of income deprivation affecting children indices were given a fixed-period exclusion in the last 12 months. (251103)

The requested information on pupils with one or more episodes of fixed period exclusion is provided in the table.

Primary and secondary schools1,2,3: Number of pupils receiving fixed period exclusions by level of deprivation of school4 , England, 2006/07

Number of pupils receiving fixed period exclusions

Level of deprivation of school based on IDACI1 (Percentage)

Maintained primary schools

State funded secondary schools

0-10 most deprived

5,000

17,810

10-20

4,060

20,100

20-30

3,430

19,520

30-40

2,800

22,800

40-50

2,080

22,670

50-60

1,920

22,540

60-70

1,480

18,360

70-80

1,160

17,770

80-90

970

18,080

90-100 least deprived

770

17,530

1 Includes middle schools as deemed. 2 Includes both CTCs and academies. Information is as reported by schools. 3 Based on schools open in January 2007. 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. Note: Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source: Schools Census

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were given more than two fixed-period exclusions in each local authority in the last 12 months. (251117)

The latest available information covers the school year 2006/07; this has been placed in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were permanently excluded from school in the most recent year which figures are available; and what percentage of those children were looked-after children. (251781)

In 2006/07, the latest year for which information is available, there were 8,680 permanent exclusions from primary, secondary and all special schools (including CTCs and academies). This figure is given in table 3 of the ‘Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions from Schools in England 2006/07’ Statistical First Release:

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

In 2006/07, the latest year for which data is available, there were 220 permanent exclusions from schools for looked-after children1. This figure is given in table A of the ‘Outcome Indicators for Children Looked After, 12 months to 30 September 2007—England’ Statistical First Release:

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

Looked-after children who have been permanently excluded as a percentage of total permanent exclusions cannot be calculated because the figure for the total number of permanent exclusions and the figure for the number of permanent exclusions for looked-after children come from different sources and are on different bases.

1 If a child has been permanently excluded more than once in the previous school year, each occasion has been counted.