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Pupil Exclusions Pupil Referral Units

Education and Skills written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of pupils were (a) permanently excluded and (b) given fixed period exclusions from pupil referral units in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority.

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)

The available information is shown in the table.

The first year for which information on exclusions from pupil referral units is available relates to the 2003/04 academic year. Data on exclusions from pupil referral units were collected retrospectively via the Termly Exclusions Survey. Exclusions data for 2004/05 academic year were published in June 2006.

The Termly Exclusions Survey has now discontinued so data on exclusions from Pupil Referral Units in 2005/06 are not available.

Pupil referral units: number and percentage of permanent and fixed period exclusions, 2003/04 and 2004/05, by local authority area and Government office region in England
Permanent exclusions Fixed period exclusions
2003/04 2004/05 2003/04 2004/05
No.( 1) %( 2) No.( 1) %( 2) No.( 1) %( 2) No.( 1) %( 2)
England( 3) 30 0.26 40 0.28 5,780 44.34 7,630 52.75
North East( 3) 10 0.60 10 0.79 500 59.66 850 112.68
841 Darlington 0 0.00 0 0.00 15 71.43 158 329.17
840 Durham 0 0.00 0 0.00 5 45.45 4 14.29
390 Gateshead (4) (4) 4 6.35 76 84.44 91 144.44
805 Hartlepool 0 0.00 0 0.00 35 63.64 79 109.72
806 Middlesbrough (4) (4) 0 0.00 97 125.97 164 131.20
391 Newcastle upon Tyne 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 2.59 31 32.98
392 North Tyneside 0 0.00 (4) (4) 38 63.33 76 149.02
929 Northumberland (4) (4) 0 0.00 5 166.67 20 666.67
807 Redcar and Cleveland 0 0.00 0 0.00 5 4.17 11 11.00
393 South Tyneside 0 0.00 0 0.00 146 92.41 102 103.03
808 Stockton-on-Tees (4) (4) 0 0.00 66 129.41 60 181.82
394 Sunderland 0 0.00 0 0.00 6 8.45 57 139.02
North West( 3) (5) (5) (5) (5) 930 42.93 860 36.17
889 Blackburn with Darwen 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4) 0 0.00
890 Blackpool 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4) 0 0.00
350 Bolton 0 0.00 0 0.00 25 37.88 57 81.43
351 Bury 0 0.00 0 0.00 32 30.19 52 47.71
875 Cheshire 0 0.00 0 0.00
909 Cumbria 0 0.00 0 0.00 50 75.76 97 159.02
876 Halton (4) (4) (4) (4) 96 290.91 77 163.83
340 Knowsley 0 0.00 0 0.00 27 24.77 (4) (4)
888 Lancashire 0 0.00 (4) (4) 426 114.82 214 62.76
341 Liverpool 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
352 Manchester 0 0.00 0 0.00 6 1.46 13 3.58
353 Oldham(6) 0 0.00 23 57 100.00
354 Rochdale 0 0.00 0 0.00 89 77.39 97 110.23
355 Salford 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 21 16.94
343 Sefton 0 0.00 0 0.00 32 34.78 33 37.08
342 St. Helens 0 0.00 0 0.00 4 26.67 4 5.97
356 Stockport 0 0.00 0 0.00 27 300.00 57 57.58
357 Tameside 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4)
358 Trafford 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4)
877 Warrington 0 0.00 0 0.00 4 12.90 0 0.00
359 Wigan 0 0.00 0 0.00 62 144.19 72 144.00
344 Wirral 0 0.00 (4) (4) 27 49.09 0 0.00
Yorkshire and the Humber( 3) (5) (5) 10 0.36 810 58.39 1,280 90.96
370 Barnsley 0 0.00 0 0.00 25 35.21 107 105.94
380 Bradford 0 0.00 (4) (4) 132 76.30 276 148.39
381 Calderdale 0 0.00 0 0.00 38 84.44 127 249.02
371 Doncaster (4) (4) 0 0.00 57 40.71 69 36.70
811 East Riding of Yorkshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4) 3 20.00
810 Kingston upon Hull, City of (4) (4) (4) (4) 176 308.77 236 374.60
382 Kirklees 0 0.00 0 0.00 45 26.01 71 35.50
383 Leeds 0 0.00 0 0.00 81 41.33 130 86.09
812 North East Lincolnshire 0 0.00 3 6.52 9 18.37 6 13.04
813 North Lincolnshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 41 74.55 28 96.55
815 North Yorkshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 13.04 3 12.00
372 Rotherham 0 0.00 0 0.00 8 20.00 10 23.26
373 Sheffield 0 0.00 0 0.00 129 84.87 89 80.91
384 Wakefield (4) (4) 0 0.00 64 136.17 123 256.25
816 York 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4) 0 0.00
East Midlands( 3) (5) (5) (5) (5) 430 42.17 720 49.38
831 Derby 0 0.00 0 0.00 203 122.29 214 109.74
830 Derbyshire (4) (4) 0 0.00 163 525.81 380 157.02
856 Leicester 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
855 Leicestershire 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
925 Lincolnshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 1.40 (4) (4)
928 Northamptonshire 0 0.00 (4) (4) 0 0.00 0 0.00
892 Nottingham (4) (4) (4) (4) 42 25.30 90 54.22
891 Nottinghamshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 20 30.77 35 40.70
857 Rutland
West Midlands( 3) 0 0.00 (5) (5) 430 31.78 500 40.32
330 Birmingham 0 0.00 0 0.00 29 8.29 26 6.44
331 Coventry 0 0.00 0 0.00 8 133.33 0 0.00
332 Dudley 0 0.00 (4) (4) 59 327.78 46 153.33
884 Herefordshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 9 22.50 6 27.27
333 Sandwell 0 0.00 0 0.00 96 76.19 150 214.29
893 Shropshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
334 Solihull 0 0.00 0 0.00 15 27.78 7 12.96
860 Staffordshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4) 0 0.00
861 Stoke-on-Trent 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
894 Telford and Wrekin 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 21 22.83
335 Walsall 0 0.00 0 0.00 8 7.69 4 7.14
937 Warwickshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 62 38.75 117 64.64
336 Wolverhampton 0 0.00 0 0.00 39 39.00 43 64.18
885 Worcestershire 0 0.00 0 0.00 104 45.41 82 62.12
East of England( 3) (5) (5) (5) (5) 270 24.49 330 24.94
820 Bedfordshire 0 0.00 (4) (4) 14 13.33 34 34.34
873 Cambridgeshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 80 30.53 98 42.79
881 Essex 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
919 Hertfordshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4) 19 17.12
821 Luton 0 0.00 0 0.00 9 36.00 15 93.75
926 Norfolk 0 0.00 0 0.00 43 113.16 25 8.83
874 Peterborough 0 0.00 0 0.00 6 37.50 8 50.00
882 Southend-on-Sea 0 0.00 0 0.00 39 169.57 41 120.59
935 Suffolk (4) (4) (4) (4) 68 46.26 60 46.15
883 Thurrock 0 0.00 (4) (4) 5 7.81 28 33.73
London( 3) 10 0.33 10 0.39 1,100 40.31 1,300 38.89
Inner London( 3) 10 0.37 860 67.88 950 50.48
202 Camden 0 0.00 0 0.00 44 118.92 30 40.00
201 City of London
204 Hackney 0 0.00 (4) (4) 64 136.17 59 18.97
205 Hammersmith and Fulham 0 0.00 0 0.00 43 22.75 47 26.70
309 Haringey 0 0.00 0 0.00 163 155.24 81 89.01
206 Islington 0 0.00 0 0.00 285 239.50 231 210.00
207 Kensington and Chelsea 0 0.00 0 0.00 9 20.45 9 19.57
208 Lambeth (4) (4) (4) (4) 0 0.00 15 14.85
209 Lewisham 0 0.00 (4) (4) 119 81.51 199 140.14
316 Newham 0 0.00 3 0.73 0 0.00 66 16.06
210 Southwark (4) (4) 0 0.00 125 125.00 211 281.33
211 Tower Hamlets 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
212 Wandsworth 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4) 0 0.00
213 Westminster 0 0.00 0 0.00 7 116.67 5 10.87
Outer London( 3) 10 0.34 10 0.41 240 16.25 350 23.83
301 Barking and Dagenham 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
302 Barnet 0 0.00 (4) (4) 0 0.00 9 17.31
303 Bexley 0 0.00 0 0.00 8 15.69 9 17.65
304 Brent 0 0.00 0 0.00 35 34.65 40 41.24
305 Bromley 0 0.00 0 0.00 26 26.00 46 46.94
306 Croydon (4) (4) 0 0.00 39 11.14 74 22.70
307 Ealing 0 0.00 0 0.00 29 21.80 23 17.29
308 Enfield 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 4 3.54
203 Greenwich 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4)
310 Harrow 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
311 Havering 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
312 Hillingdon 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4) 3 9.09
313 Hounslow 0 0.00 0 0.00 14 25.45 9 15.00
314 Kingston upon Thames(6) 0 0.00 (4) (4) 5
315 Merton 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4) 0 0.00
317 Redbridge 3 4.05 4 4.55 (4) (4) 37 42.05
318 Richmond upon Thames 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 11 183.33
319 Sutton 0 0.00 (4) (4) 21 123.53 (4) (4)
320 Waltham Forest (4) (4) 0 0.00 57 300.00 74 569.23
South East( 3) 10 0.72 1,060 76.33 1,420 106.83
867 Bracknell Forest 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 37 148.00
846 Brighton and Hove(6) (4) (4) 7
825 Buckinghamshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 9 11.54 7 11.11
845 East Sussex 0 0.00 0 0.00 41 141.38 39 134.48
850 Hampshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 367 136.94 439 148.31
921 Isle of Wight 0 0.00 0 0.00 12 75.00 15 71.43
886 Kent 5 3.27 3 2.05 19 12.42 56 38.36
887 Medway (4) (4) (4) (4) 33 23.24 94 63.95
826 Milton Keynes 0 0.00 0 0.00 12 21.43 8 10.67
931 Oxfordshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 60 89.55
851 Portsmouth 0 0.00 0 0.00 113 282.50 95 250.00
870 Reading 0 0.00 0 0.00 34 109.68 45 145.16
871 Slough 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
852 Southampton 0 0.00 0 0.00 50 166.67 146 634.78
936 Surrey 0 0.00 0 0.00 225 158.45 225 150.00
869 West Berkshire 3 5.17 0 0.00 36 62.07 65 125.00
938 West Sussex 0 0.00 0 0.00 74 80.43 52 68.42
868 Windsor and Maidenhead 0 0.00 0 0.00 31 163.16 33 235.71
872 Wokingham (4) (4) 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
South West( 3) (5) (5) (5) (5) 260 24.07 380 29.90
800 Bath and North East Somerset 0 0.00 0 0.00 32 457.14 48 960.00
837 Bournemouth (4) (4) 3 15.79 15 166.67 13 68.42
801 Bristol, City of 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
908 Cornwall 0 0.00 0 (4) 0 0.00
878 Devon 0 0.00 0 0.00 42 54.55 98 158.06
835 Dorset 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 2.42
916 Gloucestershire (4) (4) 0 0.00 12 6.63 19 8.84
420 Isles of Scilly
802 North Somerset 0 0.00 0 0.00 (4) (4) 12 33.33
879 Plymouth 0 0.00 0 0.00 22 15.60 41 27.70
836 Poole 0 0.00 0 0.00 8 40.00 (4) (4)
933 Somerset 0 0.00 0 0.00 52 85.25 68 113.33
803 South Gloucestershire 0 0.00 0 0.00 6 10.91 0 0.00
866 Swindon 0 0.00 0 0.00 20 29.41 10 20.00
880 Torbay 0 0.00 0 0.00 37 69.81 23 121.05
865 Wiltshire 0 0.00 0 0.00 11 8.73 38 26.03
(1) 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.

(2) The number of exclusions expressed as a percentage of the school population (includes solely registered pupils and pupils with other providers). School population data are as at January.

(3) National and regional figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

(4) 1 or 2 exclusions, or a rate based on 1 or 2 exclusions

(5) Less than 5 exclusions, or a rate based on less than 5 exclusions

(6) Pupil referral unit population is reported as being zero for these authorities, although they have reported exclusions. Potentially new provision has opened after the School Census was conducted in January.

Source:

Termly Exclusions Survey and School Census

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