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Pupil Exclusions

Education written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Charlotte Leslie Charlotte Leslie Conservative, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils were excluded for (a) physical and (b) verbal abuse or assault by constituency in the latest year for which figures are available.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The requested information has been placed in the House Libraries.

Any violence or verbal abuse in .school is totally unacceptable. The terms ‘physical assault' and ‘verbal abuse', as collected in the school census, cover a range of offences. Full details on the reasons for exclusion covered under each of these terms are published as part of the Schools Census Guidance. The latest guidance can be found at the following link:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/schooladmin/a0076969/school-census-2012

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