Pupils Exclusions: Disadvantaged

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of white (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals were given (i) permanent and (ii) fixed-period exclusions in each of the last five years.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

Information for 2007/08 is shown in the table.

To provide information for further years would incur disproportionate cost.

Primary, secondary and special schools.( 1,2,3 ) Number and percentage of pupil enrolments receiving one or more fixed period exclusions or a permanent exclusion by pupil characteristics,( 4 ) England, 2007/08 (Estimates)( 5)
Permanent exclusion( 5) One or more fixed period exclusions
Number of pupil enrolments eligible for free school meals whose ethnicity is white( 6,7) Percentage of applicable school population( 8) Number of pupil enrolments eligible for free school meals whose ethnicity is white( 6,7) Percentage of applicable school population( 8)
Boys 1,730 0.49 31,450 8.87
Girls 510 0.15 12,490 3.68
Total 2,230 0.32 43,930 6.33
(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)( )Pupils may be counted more than once if they were registered at more than one school or changed schools during the year.

(5) Figures relating to permanent exclusions are estimates based on incomplete pupil-level data.

(6)( )Includes only pupils of compulsory school age and above. Free school meal eligibility as at the time of the January 2008 School Census.

(7)( )Includes pupils of white British ethnicity only.

(8)( )The number of pupil enrolments who received exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of all pupils (excluding dually registered pupils) by those pupils eligible for free school meals and of white British ethnic origin, in January 2008.

Note :

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Source:

School Census

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.