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Priti Patel (Witham, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students were permanently excluded from school in (a) Witham constituency and (b) Essex in the 2010-11 school year.

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Nick Gibb (The Minister for Schools; Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, Conservative)

Information on exclusions for the 2010/11 academic year is still being collected and will be available in the summer. Information on the number of permanent exclusions in Witham parliamentary constituency and Essex local authority in 2009/10 is shown in the following table.

Maintained primary, state-funded secondary and special schools (1,) () (2,) () (3) , number of permanent exclusions (4) , Essex local authority and Witham parliamentary constituency
  Number of permanent exclusions Percentage of school population (5)
Essex local authority 80 0.04
Witham parliamentary constituency * *
* = Less than 5, or a percentage based on less than 5. (1) Includes middle schools as deemed. (2) Includes city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies). (3) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools. (4) Local authority figures were confirmed by local authorities as part of a data checking exercise, figures for the constituency are as provided by schools. (5) The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of pupils (excluding dually registered pupils) at January 2010. Note: Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Source: School Census

The latest data on exclusions was published in the 'Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions from Schools in England 2009/10' Statistical First Release on 28 July 2011 at:


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