July 29, 2013

Up To 50 Primary School Pupils Excluded Each Day For Attacks on Teachers

The DfE has released the annual permanent and fixed exclusion figures for 2011/12.

Permanent exclusions in primary schools have seen the largest rise, increasing from 610 to 690 - an increase of 13.9%.

Total permanent exclusions rose marginally, going from 5,080 in 2010 to 2011 academic year to 5,170 in 2011 to 2012 academic year. The rate of permanent exclusion remained at 0.07% of the school population. This follows a steady decline in the permanent exclusion numbers and rate over recent years.

The number of fixed period exclusions decreased, continuing the recent trend, going from 324,110 in 2010 to 2011 academic year to 304,370 in 2011 to 2012 academic year. The decrease is in secondary schools, with relatively little change in primary and special school figures.

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