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Pupil Exclusions: Mental Illness

Question for Department for Education

UIN 27053, tabled on 11 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils who were (a) permanently and (b) temporarily excluded from school were recorded as having mental health conditions in each of the last five years.

Answered on

23 February 2016

The number of pupils recorded as having a mental health condition who received a permanent or fixed period exclusion is not held by the Department.

The number and proportion of pupils in national curriculum year group 10 and 11 with an autistic spectrum disorder primary need who were excluded in each of the last 5 years can be found in the attached table.

Information on the number of fixed period and permanent exclusions for all pupils, including separate breakdowns by national curriculum year group and special educational need provision, is available in the ‘Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England’ National Statistics release[1].


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