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Pupil Exclusions

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many permanent and fixed period exclusions took place in schools (a) with less than 1,000 pupils, (b) with more than 1,000 pupils and (c) with more than 1,500 pupils in each year since 1997. [119122]

Jim Knight: The available information is given in the tables.

The first year for which information on fixed period exclusions is available relates to the 2003-04 academic year. Data on exclusions are collected retrospectively.
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Exclusions data for 2004-05 academic year were published in June 2006. The available information relating to fixed period exclusions has been provided.

There are quality issues with data on permanent exclusions. The Department has carried out checking exercises in each year to confirm the overall number of permanent exclusions. However, this only confirmed the number of exclusions in each local authority area and did not include information on the actual school (and size of that school) from which the child was excluded. Figures provided in this response relating to permanent exclusions are as reported by schools and are known to be incomplete.

Maintained primary, secondary and special schools( 1) : number of fixed period exclusions by size of schools( 2) 1997-98 to 2004-05, England
Schools with fewer than 1,000 pupils Schools with 1,000 to 1,500 pupils
Total number of schools Number of schools with one or more fixed period exclusion( 3) Total number of fixed period exclusions Percentage of the school population( 4) Total number of schools Number of schools with one or more fixed period exclusion( 3) Total number of fixed period exclusions Percentage of the school population( 4)

2003-04

20,703

9,231

188,200

3.33

1,278

1,247

123,890

7.97

2004-05

20,516

9,495

208,660

3.74

1,280

1,240

141,640

9.12


Schools with more than 1,500 pupils All schools
Total number of schools Number of schools with one or more fixed period exclusion( 3) Total number of fixed period exclusions Percentage of the school population( 4) Total number of schools Number of schools with one or more fixed period exclusion( 3) Total number of fixed period exclusions( 3) Percentage of the school population( 4)

2003-04

268

262

31,320

6.85

22,249

10,891

344,510

4.49

2004-05

280

275

38,250

8.02

22,076

11,139

389,560

5.12

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed. Excludes non-maintained special schools.
(2) Figures refer to the cases of exclusion rather than the number of pupils excluded, as some pupils were excluded more than once during the year.
(3) Exclusions data are collected retrospectively. The 2006 Schools' Census collected information about pupils on roll in January 2006 together with permanent exclusions during the 2004-05 school year. This analysis requires exclusions data to be linked to school population data collected a year earlier. A link could not be established for all schools. There may be discrepancies between the total across all schools and the sum of constituent items broken down by size of school.
4 The number of permanent exclusions by school population band expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in schools within the same size band.
Note:
Exclusion numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Source:
Source: Schools' Census and the Termly Exclusions Survey

Maintained primary, secondary and all specials schools( 1) : number of permanent exclusions by size of schools( 2,3) 1997-98 to 2004-05, England
Based on exclusions data as reported by schools—known under-reporting( 2)
Schools with fewer than 1,000 pupils Schools with 1,000 to 1,500 pupils
Total number of schools Number of schools with one or more permanent exclusions( 5) Total number of permanent exclusions Percentage of the school population( 6) Total number of schools Number of schools with one or more permanent exclusions( 5) Total number of permanent exclusions Percentage of the school population( 6)

1997-98

21,938

3,231

8,490

0.14

1,019

813

3,190

0.26

1998-99

21,755

2,862

7,030

0.12

1,075

798

2,850

0.22

1999-2000

21,572

2,570

5,470

0.09

1,140

773

2,320

0.17

2000-01

21,313

2,454

5,390

0.09

1,190

829

2,600

0.18

2001-02

21,141

2,467

5,120

0.09

1,224

898

2,810

0.19

2002-03

20,942

2,229

4,720

0.08

1,245

883

2,660

0.18

2003-04

20,773

2,241

4,990

0.09

1,278

933

3,310

0.21

2004-05

20,589

2,039

4,570

0.08

1,280

912

3,190

0.21


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Based on exclusions data as reported by schools—known under-reporting Based on figures as confirmed by local authorities in the data checking exercise( 4)
Schools with more than 1,500 pupils All schools
Total number of schools Number of schools with one or more permanent exclusions( 5) Total number of permanent exclusions Percentage of the school population( 6) Total number of schools Number of schools with one or more permanent exclusions( 2,5) Total number of permanent exclusions( 4) Percentage of the school population( 6)

1997-98

151

131

570

0.23

23,108

4,197

12,300

0.16

1998-99

173

139

530

0.18

23,003

3,815

10,440

0.14

1999-2000

193

143

480

0.15

22,905

3,506

8,320

0.11

2000-01

222

168

620

0.16

22,725

3,471

9,140

0.12

2001-02

238

180

740

0.18

22,603

3,563

9,540

0.12

2002-03

270

203

730

0.16

22,457

3,327

9,290

0.12

2003-04

268

200

760

0.17

22,319

3,385

9,880

0.13

2004-05

280

217

730

0.15

22,149

3,176

9,440

0.12

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed. Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools.
(2) There are known quality issues with permanent exclusions data relating to 2000/01 onwards. Schools are known to have under-reported the situation. Figures (as indicated) are as reported by schools and are unconfirmed. Caution is recommended when interpreting this output.
(3) Figures refer to the cases of exclusion rather than the number of pupils excluded, as some pupils were excluded more than once during the year.
(4) The numbers of exclusions in this section (as indicated) have been confirmed by local authorities (LAs) in the data checking exercise. In 2000/01 a number of LAs did not confirm the data for their schools. Numbers relating to 2000-01 have been estimated.
(5) Exclusions data are collected retrospectively. The 2006 Schools' Census collected information about pupils on roll in January 2006 together with permanent exclusions during the 2004-05 school year. This analysis requires exclusions data to be linked to school population data collected a year earlier. A link could not be established for all schools. There may be discrepancies between the total across all schools and the sum of constituent items broken down by size of school.
(6) The number of permanent exclusions by school population size band expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in schools within the same size band.
Note:
Exclusion numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Source:
Schools Census

Pupils: Travel

Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils lived more than three miles from the school that they attend on the latest date for which data are available. [120678]

Jim Knight: The information requested is set out in the following table :

Total number of pupils( 1) Number of pupils( 1) living 3+ miles from school Percentage of pupils( 1) living 3+ miles from school

Primary

3,350,326

136,653

4.1

Secondary(2)

2,985,694

508,405

17.0

(1) Pupils age 5-15 years attending Local Authority Maintained Schools
(2) Secondary includes CTC’s and Academies
Source:
Schools Census returns made by schools to the Department in January 2006.

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