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Pupils Exclusions: Disadvantaged

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of white (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals were given (i) permanent and (ii) fixed-period exclusions in each of the last five years. (309718)

Information for 2007/08 is shown in the table.

To provide information for further years would incur disproportionate cost.

Primary, secondary and special schools.1,2,3 Number and percentage of pupil enrolments receiving one or more fixed period exclusions or a permanent exclusion by pupil characteristics,4 England, 2007/08 (Estimates)5

Permanent exclusion5

One or more fixed period exclusions

Number of pupil enrolments eligible for free school meals whose ethnicity is white6,7

Percentage of applicable school population8

Number of pupil enrolments eligible for free school meals whose ethnicity is white6,7

Percentage of applicable school population8

Boys

1,730

0.49

31,450

8.87

Girls

510

0.15

12,490

3.68

Total

2,230

0.32

43,930

6.33

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies).

3 Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.

4Pupils may be counted more than once if they were registered at more than one school or changed schools during the year.

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

6Includes only pupils of compulsory school age and above. Free school meal eligibility as at the time of the January 2008 School Census.

7Includes pupils of white British ethnicity only.

8The number of pupil enrolments who received exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of all pupils (excluding dually registered pupils) by those pupils eligible for free school meals and of white British ethnic origin, in January 2008.

Note:

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Source:

School Census