|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2117W, on special educational needs: pupil exclusions, why the figures in the Answer were not broken down by SEN. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The information provided shows the number of fixed period exclusions (not the number of pupils) broken down by primary special educational need and reason for exclusion. Information on the type of special educational need is only collected for those pupils at school action plus and those with a statement of special educational needs.
|Maintained primary schools( 1 ) number of fixed period exclusions by type of special educational need( 2) and by reason for exclusion 2006/07England|
|Statement or School Action Plus( 2)|
|A utistic spectrum disorder||Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulties||Hearing impairment||Moderate learning difficulty||Multi-Sensory impairment||Other difficulty/disability||Physical disability|
|Statement or School Action Plus( 2)||School Action( 3)|
|Profound and multiple learning difficulty||Speech, Language and Communication needs||Severe learning difficulty||Specific learning difficulty||Visual impairment||Not specified||Not specified|
|* = Less than 5|
(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) Data for primary SEN need is collected for pupils with a statement of special educational needs or who are classified as being school action plus only. Data here has been taken from the National Pupil Database.
(3) Data for Primary SEN is not collected for pupils whose special educational need is classed as School Action.
Totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils with statements of special educational needs for autism were given (a) fixed-term and (b) permanent exclusion from mainstream schools in each year since 1997; and what the reasons for such exclusions were. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Data on pupil characteristics linked to exclusions was collected in the School Census for the first time in 2005/06, but was collected from secondary schools only. In 2006/07 data were also collected from primary and special schools.
The information provided shows the number of fixed period and permanent exclusions (not the number of pupils) where the pupils special educational need was autistic spectrum disorder, broken down by reason for exclusion. Pupils can be excluded more than once and these can be for different reasons.
|Primary and secondary schools( 1 ) number of fixed period and permanent exclusions for pupils with statements of SEN for autistic spectrum disorder by reason for exclusion( 2)|
|Fixed period||Permanent||Fixed period||Permanent|
|Primary( 3)||Secondary||Primary( 3)||Secondary||Primary||Secondary||Primary||Secondary|
|n/a = Not available|
* = Less than 5
(1) Includes maintained primary, maintained secondary, city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies).
(2) Pupils who, (a) at the time of the January School Census had statements of special educational need or whose need was classed as School Action Plus and (b) whose special educational need at the time of the School Census was autistic spectrum disorder, and (c) who had a statement of special educational needs at the time of exclusion.
(3) In 2005/06, Secondary school exclusions data was collected for the first time through the termly School Census. Primary school data was collected via the annual school census which collected data on permanent but not fixed term exclusions, and did not collect reasons for exclusion.
Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|