Pupils: Exclusions

Education and Skills written question – answered on 19th December 2006.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what sub-categories of exclusions are included in the figure listed under "Other" for exclusions in London referred to in his answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, columns 176-78.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills, Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners)

Schools and local authorities select from the following list which category best describes the reason for exclusion.

Physical assault against a pupil

Physical assault against an adult

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against a pupil

Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against an adult


Racist abuse

Sexual misconduct

Drug and alcohol-related



Persistent disruptive behaviour


Sub-categories of these twelve reasons for exclusion are not collected centrally. The 'other' category should be used when the reason for exclusion is not adequately described by the other eleven categories given in the list.

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