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Permanent and fixed-term exclusions from schools

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  • Release date: 28 September 2017
  • Period covered: 2011/12 to 2015/16
An annual report which presents data by age, ethnicity, special educational needs, reasons for exclusion and alternative provision made.

Key points

  • In 2015/16 there were 0.2 permanent exclusions, 30.9 fixed-term exclusions of 5 days or fewer and 1.4 fixed-term exclusions over 5 days per 1,000 pupils in maintained schools and pupil referral units.
  • The rate of permanent exclusions has stayed the same since 2011/12. The rates of fixed-term exclusions fell between 2011/12 and 2013/14, but increased in 2014/15 and 2015/16.


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