To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many black (a) male and (b) female pupils were excluded (i) temporarily and (ii) permanently from a maintained secondary school in each of the last five years.
The available information is given in the table.
|Maintained secondary schools: Number of exclusions by black ethnic origin and gender( 1 ) 2000-01 to 2004-05, England|
|Maintained secondary schools, pupils of black ethnic origin ( 2, 3)|
|Permanent exclusions( 1)||Fixed period exclusions|
|(1) The number of permanent exclusions are known to have been under-reported by schools in each year since 2000-01. The numbers shown here for permanent exclusions are as reported by schools. The data are unconfirmed and known to be incomplete. |
(2) Includes pupils aged 5 and over.
(3) Includes pupils of Black Caribbean, Black African and Black Other ethnic origin.
(4) A new ethnic coding framework was introduced in the 2002 and 2003 Census'. The new ethnic coding frameworks included a new category for pupils of Mixed ethnic origin. In 2001-02 and 2002-03 both the old and the new ethnic codesets were used. This could have caused some disruption to timeseries data.
.. Not available, 2003-04 is the first full year for which fixed period exclusions data are available Note: Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. There may be discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and totals as shown.
Source: Schools' Census and Termly Exclusions Survey