Secondary Education: Standards

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2008, Official Report, columns 174-75W, to the hon. Member for South Holland and the Deepings (Mr. Hayes), on secondary education: standards, what the figures are excluding pupils from selective schools.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

holding answer 1 February 2008

The table shows the number and rate of permanent and fixed period exclusions from grammar and other secondary schools for the latest available reporting period.

Secondary schools( 1) : Number of exclusions—2005/06—England
Grammar schools Other secondary schools Total
Number of permanent exclusions(2) 40 7,950 7,990
Percentage of school population(3) 0.03 0.25 0.24
Number of fixed period exclusions 2,290 341,550 343,840
Percentage of school population(3) 1.47 10.84 10.40
(1) Excludes city technology colleges and academies. Includes middle schools as deemed.

(2) Figures relating to permanent exclusions have been estimated.

(3) The number of exclusions expressed as a percentage of the school population.


Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.


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