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Pupil Exclusions: Disadvantaged

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 728W, on pupil exclusion: disadvantaged, what the equivalent figures are for pupils on free school meals whose ethnicity is recorded as (a) white Irish, (b) white Traveller of Irish heritage, (c) white Gypsy/Roma and (d) any other white ethnicity. (311114)

Information for 2007/08 is shown in the following table.

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 characteristics4; England, 2007/08 (estimates)5

Permanent exclusion5

One or more fixed period exclusions

Number of pupil enrolments eligible for free school meals6

Percentage of applicable school population7

Number of pupil enrolments eligible for free school meals6

Percentage of applicable school population7

Boys

Girls

Total

Boys

Girls

Total

Boys

Girls

Total

Boys

Girls

Total

Irish8

20

9

20

1.08

9

0.61

240

90

330

11.75

4.83

8.42

Traveller of Irish heritage8

10

9

10

0.98

9

0.60

150

60

210

13.11

5.29

9.31

Gypsy/Roma8

20

10

30

1.02

0.39

0.71

270

100

370

14.70

5.89

10.40

Any other white background8

50

10

60

0.29

0.06

0.18

1,050

440

1,480

6.07

2.61

4.37

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.

4 Pupils 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.

6 Free school meal eligibility as at the time of the January 2008 School Census.

7 The number of pupil enrolments who received exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of all pupils (excluding dually registered pupils) by ethnic group, in January 2008.

8 Includes pupils of compulsory school age and above only.

9 Less than 5 or a rate based on less than 5.

Note:

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census