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Pupil Exclusions

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many children had been permanently excluded from (a) schools and (b) Catholic schools on the latest date for which figures are available; (293957)

(2) what proportion of pupils at (a) schools and (b) Catholic schools were permanently excluded in the last 12 months.

Data on the number and percentage of pupil enrolments permanently excluded from school in 2007/08 are shown in the table.

Primary, secondary and special schools1, number and percentage of pupil enrolments2 permanently excluded by denomination of school3, England 2007/08 (estimates)4

Number of pupil enrolments permanently excluded2

Percentage of pupils permanently excluded5

Catholic schools3



Other schools3



Total for all schools



1 Includes middle schools, city technology colleges, academies, and maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.

2 Pupils may be counted more than once if they are permanently excluded from more than one school during the year.

3 Denomination of school as Roman Catholic or otherwise as it appears in Edubase. Multi-denominational schools have been categorised as other.

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

5 The number of pupil enrolments permanently excluded as a percentage of the number (headcount) of all pupils (excluding dually registered pupils) in January 2008, in each denomination category.

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.


School Census and Edubase.