Exclusions statistics guide

How the Department for Education (DfE) publishes permanent and fixed-period exclusions statistics for schools in England.


Exclusions statistics guide


This guide sets out how DfE collects and publishes data about schools’ exclusion of pupils.

Published exclusions statistics are available.

Published 30 July 2015
Last updated 6 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance following the release of 2015 to 2016 exclusion statistics. Updated rounding and suppression rules, and added a section on the uses and users of exclusion statistics.
  2. First published.