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Pupil Exclusions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 179103, tabled on 15 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of school exclusions.

Answered on

19 October 2018

The Department supports head teachers using exclusion where this is warranted.

In March, the Government launched an externally-led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review will explore how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It will also consider the differences in exclusion rates across primary and secondary schools in England.

The review will report at the beginning of next year. The full terms of reference for the review can be found here: