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The latest figures on early education places for three and four-year-olds in England were published in Statistical First Release (SFR) 19/2007 “Provision for children under five years of age in England: January 2007”, available on my Department’s website at www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/

Pupil Exclusions

Mr. Randall: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of fixed period exclusions were given to pupils (a) with special educational needs and (b) entitled to free school meals in (i) secondary and (ii) primary schools in (A) Uxbridge constituency, (B) each London borough and (C) England in each year since 1997; [171482]

(2) what percentage of secondary school sessions were missed through unauthorised absences in (a) Uxbridge constituency, (b) each London borough and (c) England in each year since 1997. [171483]

Kevin Brennan: The requested information on fixed period exclusions can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Information on unauthorised absence has been published, at school level, as part of the achievement and attainment tables. This can be found at:

The latest available information on absence covers autumn term 2006 and spring term 2007 and includes information at national and regional level. This is published at:

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary pupils received a permanent exclusion in the last three years, broken down by age. [174220]

Kevin Brennan: The readily available information requested is shown in the table.


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Maintained primary, secondary and special schools( 1, 2) : Number of permanent exclusions by age, England, 2003/04 to 2005/06 (Estimates)( 3)
Number of Permanent Exclusions
2003/04 2004/05 2005/06

Number of exclusions

Age(4):

4 and under

20

60

10

5

50

40

50

6

90

60

80

7

160

110

120

8

230

190

180

9

370

300

270

10

410

420

290

11

680

650

640

12

1,540

1,590

1,520

13

2,470

2,410

2,340

14

2,750

2,580

2,600

15

1,070

980

970

16

30

40

30

17

20

10

20

18

*

*

*

19 and over

*

0

0

Total

9,880

9,440

9,170

Percentage of school population( 5)

Age(4):

4 and under

0.00

0.01

0.00

5

0.01

0.01

0.01

6

0.02

0.01

0.01

7

0.03

0.02

0.02

8

0.04

0.03

0.03

9

0.06

0.05

0.05

10

0.07

0.07

0.05

11

0.11

0.11

0.11

12

0.25

0.26

0.26

13

0.41

0.40

0.39

14

0.46

0.43

0.43

15

0.18

0.17

0.16

16

0.01

0.02

0.02

17

0.01

0.01

0.02

18

*

*

*

19 and over

*

0.00

0.00

Total

0.13

0.12

0.12

* = Less than 5, or a rate based on less than 5.
(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) Includes both maintained and non-maintained special schools.
(3) Figures relating to permanent exclusions are estimates based on incomplete pupil-level data.
(4) Age as at 31 August prior to start of academic year.
(5) The number of exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of pupils of each age in primary, secondary and special schools (excluding dually registered pupils in special schools) in January 2003.
Note:
Totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils received a fixed period exclusion in the last three years, broken down by age. [174221]

Kevin Brennan: The information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The latest available information on the number of fixed period exclusions by age is shown in the table. This relates to local authority maintained secondary schools only and to the number of episodes of fixed period exclusion. Some pupils will have several episodes of fixed period exclusion during the academic year.


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Maintained secondary schools( 1,2) : Number of fixed period exclusions by age—England 2005/06
Fixed period exclusions
Boys Girls Total

Number of exclusions

Age( 3) :

4 and under

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

6

0

0

0

7

0

0

0

8

(4)

0

(4)

9

530

80

610

10

860

90

950

11

31,830

6,690

38,530

12

49,370

16,850

66,230

13

61,000

27,730

88,720

14

64,220

28,390

92,610

15

40,030

14,640

54,670

16

760

200

950

17

300

80

380

18

20

10

30

19 and over

10

(4)

10

Total(5)

248,950

94,750

343,840

Percentage of school population( 6)

Age( 3) :

4 and under

0.00

0.00

0.00

5

0.00

0.00

0.00

6

0.00

0.00

0.00

7

0.00

0.00

0.00

8

(4)

0.00

(4)

9

4.36

0.69

2.57

10

6.16

0.64

3.46

11

11.15

2.43

6.87

12

16.98

5.97

11.56

13

20.26

9.51

14.97

14

21.35

9.67

15.58

15

13.67

5.11

9.44

16

0.84

0.19

0.50

17

0.43

0.09

0.25

18

0.33

0.21

0.27

19 and over

1.98

(4)

1.00

Total(5)

14.96

5.77

10.40

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) For the 2005/06 school year, information on fixed period exclusions from secondary schools was collected via the School Census for the first time (the Termly Exclusions Survey has been discontinued). For exclusions during 2006/07, information on fixed period exclusions will also be collected from primary and special schools. See Notes to Editors 2.
(3) Age as at 31 August 2005.
(4) Less than 5, or a rate based on less than 5.
(5) There were 143 exclusions for which gender and age was unclassified. These have been included in the total only.
(6) The number of exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of pupils of each age in secondary schools as at January 2006.
Note:
Totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Source:
School Census.

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