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, or in other words is equivalent to 7 pupils in every 10,000. This follows a steady decline in the permanent exclusion numbers and rate over recent years. Permanent exclusions in primary schools remain low but this is where most of the rise is seen, with numbers going from 610 to 690, a rise of 13.9%.
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.
Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team
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