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Pupil Exclusions: Hampshire

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many exclusions from schools there have been in each year group in (a) Test Valley Borough and (b) Southampton in each of the last three years; and how many of those pupils who were excluded were also (i) cautioned for and (ii) charged with criminal offences. (287767)

The available information on the number of exclusions (not the number of students) is shown in the table.

Data on permanent exclusions are available for the full period requested. Data on fixed period exclusions were collected for the first time in 2003-04 via the Termly Exclusions Survey. Since 2005-06 collection has been via the School Census, but in that first year was for secondary schools only, therefore, comparable information for fixed period exclusions in 2005-06 is not available. In 2006-07, collection was extended to primary and special schools.

Information for Test Valley Borough could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Statistics are not collected by the Department on the numbers of pupils that have been cautioned or charged for criminal activity.

Primary, secondary and special schools1, 2, 3: Number of exclusions by age, Southampton LA: 2004-05 to 2007-08

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Number of exclusions

Permanent exclusions4

Fixed period exclusions

Permanent exclusions4

Permanent exclusions4

Fixed period exclusions

Permanent exclusions4

Fixed period exclusions

Age (5):

4 and under

0

10

0

0

x

0

0

5

0

20

0

0

10

0

10

6

0

20

x

0

40

0

20

7

0

70

x

0

70

0

60

8

x

90

0

0

90

0

40

9

x

140

0

x

130

x

120

10

x

160

x

x

160

x

120

11

x

290

x

10

550

x

350

12

10

560

x

10

600

x

550

13

x

620

10

10

780

10

760

14

10

630

10

10

860

10

740

15

x

300

x

0

540

10

460

16

0

0

0

0

0

0

x

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

x

18

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

19 and over

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

30

2,890

30

40

3,820

40

3,240

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes both CTCs and academies (including all-through academies). Information is as reported by schools.

3 Includes maintained special schools. Non-maintained special schools are included from 2006-07.

4 Figures relating to permanent exclusions are estimates based on incomplete pupil-level data.

5 Age as at 31 August.

Notes:

1. x less than 5.

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