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Pupil Exclusions: Suffolk

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children attending schools in Suffolk between the ages of four and 11 years were suspended from school in each of the last five years. (256959)

Information on fixed period exclusions was collected for the first time for the school year 2003/04. In 2005/06 the method of data collection changed and information was collected from secondary schools only. In 2006/07 data were also collected from primary and special schools. The available information is shown in the table:

Primary, secondary and special schools1, 2, pupils aged four to 11 receiving one or more episodes of fixed period exclusion3, Suffolk LA 2003/04 to 2006/07

Number of pupils with one episode or more of fixed period exclusion

As a percentage of the school population4

2003/04

660

0.65

2004/05

590

0.58

2005/065

410

0.75

2006/07

650

0.65

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes maintained primary, secondary and special schools. For 2003/04 and 2004/05 excludes CTCs and academies

3 Pupils aged as at 31 August at the beginning of the school year.

4 The number of pupils with a fixed period exclusion expressed as a percentage of the headcount of pupils in January each year, excluding dual registrations.

5 Data for 2005/06 exclude primary and special schools, information for secondary schools only is shown.

Source.

Termly Exclusions Survey.