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Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils with special educational needs were given a fixed-period exclusion from primary schools in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by reason for exclusion. (251102)

The information provided shows the number of fixed period exclusions (and not number of pupils) broken down by SEN and reason for exclusion. Pupils can be excluded more than once and these can be for different reasons.

Maintained primary schools1 number of fixed period exclusions by special educational needs and by reason for exclusion 2006-07 England

Pupils with SEN

Physical assault against a pupil

8,660

Physical assault against an adult

5,810

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against a pupil

1,980

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against an adult

4,620

Bullying

330

Racist abuse

250

Sexual misconduct

200

Drug and alcohol related

40

Damage

710

Theft

220

Persistent disruptive behaviour

11,720

Other

2,380

Total

36,920

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

Note:

Totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census.