Pupil Exclusions: Essex

Education written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many decisions by head teachers to exclude pupils were overturned by appeals panels in (a) Witham constituency and (b) Essex in the latest year for which figures are available.

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

The available information for 2009/10 is shown in the table. This includes the number of appeals against permanent exclusion that have been determined in favour of the parent/pupil and the numbers of appeals where reinstatement was directed, for England and Essex local authority. Parliamentary constituency information is not available as data is collected at local authority level.

This information is taken from the Statistical First Release 'Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions from Schools in England, 2009/10' available at

http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s001016/index.shtml

Information about appeals against permanent exclusion in 2010/11 will be published in the 'Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions from Schools in England, 2010/11' Statistical First Release on 25 July at

http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s001080/index.shtml

Maintained primary, secondary and special schools(1). Appeals against permanent exclusion England, 2009/10
  Number of appeals lodged Number of appeals heard Percentage of appeals heard(2) Number of appeals determined in favour of the parent/pupil Percentage of appeals determined in favour of the parent/pupil(3) Number of successful appeals where reinstatement was directed Percentage of successful appeals where reinstatement was directed(4)
England 510 470 91.4 110 24.0 30 26.8
Essex local authority 13 13 100.0 7 53.8 * *
* = 1 or 2 pupils, or a percentage based on 1 or 2 pupils (1) Excludes non-maintained special schools, city technology colleges and academies. (2) Shown as a percentage of appeals lodged. (3) Shown as a percentage of appeals heard. (4) Shown as a percentage of appeals determined in favour of the parent/pupil. Note: National totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Source: School Exclusion Appeals Survey

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