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Academies: Pupil Exclusions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 191920, tabled on 15 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of school exclusions have been made by academies in each of the last three years.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 November 2018

The accompanying table provides the numbers of exclusions in academies and other state-funded schools in England in academic years 2014/15 to 2016/17, and the percentage of the total in academies.

Table 14 of the ‘National tables’ data can be found within the ‘Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England 2016 to 2017’ release. This table includes information on exclusions in academies and other state-funded schools, including exclusion rates. The full release is available at:

Earlier publications in the series have the equivalent information for earlier years, found at:

It is important to only consider the context of schools when assessing the percentage of exclusions. At the end of 2017, around 1 in 10 sponsored academies were Good or Outstanding before they converted, compared to almost 7 in 10 after they became an academy (where an inspection has taken place).

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