Pupil Exclusions

Department for Education written question – answered on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) exclusions for violence against an adult and (b) exclusions for verbal abuse or threatening behaviour against an adult there have been in each of the last 20 years for which data available.

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 of permanent and fixed period exclusions.

The release is available here:


The data includes information on exclusions by main reason and year from 2006/07 to 2016/17. Comparable data is not available before 2006/07.

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