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Secondary Education: Pupil Exclusions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 120850, tabled on 8 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the proportion of secondary schools in England which excluded five or more children from state school in the years (a) 2018-2019, (b) 2019-2020 and (c) 2020-2021.

Answered on

21 February 2022

The attached table shows the number and percentage of schools in England with five or more permanent exclusions.

This information has been calculated from the published data on the numbers and rates of permanent exclusions and suspensions in the National Statistics release “Permanent exclusions and suspensions in England”, available to view here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england.

In the open data section, the file on permanent exclusions and suspensions by geographic area includes school level data. Data is not yet available for the academic year 2020/21, this is due to be published in July 2022.

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