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Pupil Exclusions

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL16355, tabled on 13 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, of the 15 per cent of schools in England who excluded at least one child in 2016–17, what percentage of those schools were (1) maintained schools, and (2) academies.

Answered on

27 June 2019

Data from the National Statistics release on ‘Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England 2016 to 2017’ shows that 3,063 (14%) of state funded primary, secondary and special schools had at least one permanent exclusion in 2016/17. The table below shows the proportion of these that are maintained schools and academies by school type. The data in the table below is also available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017.

Number of schools with one or more permanent exclusion

% that are academies

% that are maintained schools

State funded primary

1,022

31%

69%

State funded secondary

1,981

66%

34%

Special

60

25%

75%

All schools

3,063

53%

47%