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Racial Harassment: Barnsley

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were (a) excluded from school and (b) otherwise disciplined in Barnsley for a racist attack on a teacher in the academic year (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09. (276418)

Information is not collected in the form requested.

Information on the reason for exclusion from school is broken down into a number of categories. While there are categories for ‘racist abuse’ and ‘physical assault against an adult’ the categories are not broken down to specifically cover racist attacks on teachers.

Exclusions statistics for 2006/07, including breakdown by reason for exclusion, were published in SFR 14/2008 ‘Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions from Schools in England 2006/07’ which is available at:

Exclusions statistics for 2007/08 are scheduled to be published in the summer; information for 2008/09 is expected to be published in summer 2010.

Statistics are not collected by the Department on the numbers of pupils disciplined for particular kinds of behaviour.