Pupil Exclusions: Coventry

Department for Education written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of suspensions in primary and secondary schools in Coventry; and what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for schools with high numbers of suspensions.

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

The National Statistics release ‘Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England 2016 to 2017’ includes information on the number and rate of permanent and fixed period exclusions. The full release is available here:


Information for local authorities by academic year is available in the Underlying data section of the release, in the file “national_region_la_school_data_exc1617.csv”. The data can be filtered by the columns “year, “level” and “la_name”.

In March, the Government announced an externally led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review will consider how schools use exclusion and share best practice.

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