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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many exclusions there were of (a) boys and (b) girls from schools in England in each year since 1997. [174534]

Kevin Brennan: The information requested for permanent exclusions is shown in the table.


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Information on fixed period exclusions was collected for the first time for the academic year 2003/04. The number of fixed period exclusions for maintained primary, maintained secondary and all special schools
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for 2003/04 and 2004/05 and the number of fixed period exclusions for maintained secondary schools only for 2005/06 are shown in the tables.

Maintained primary, secondary and special schools( 1,2) : Number of permanent exclusions by gender—England, 1997/98 to 2005/06 (Estimates)( 3)
1997/98 1998/99 1999/2000 2000/01( 3) 2001/02( 3) 2002/03( 3) 2003/04( 3) 2004/05( 3) 2005/06( 3)

Number of permanent exclusions

Total(4)

12,300

10,440

8,320

9,140

9,540

9,290

9,880

9,440

9,170

Boys

10,270

8,650

7,030

7,550

7,810

7,580

7,960

7,490

7,290

Girls

2,030

1,790

1,290

1,580

1,720

1,710

1,930

1,940

1,860

Percentage of permanent exclusions( 5)

Total(4)

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Boys

84

83

84

83

82

82

81

79

79

Girls

16

17

16

17

18

18

19

21

20

Percentage of school population( 6)

Total

0.16

0.14

0.11

0.12

0.12

0.12

0.13

0.12

0.12

Boys

0.26

0.22

0.18

0.19

0.20

0.19

0.20

0.19

0.19

Girls

0.05

0.05

0.03

0.04

0.05

0.05

0.05

0.05

0.05

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) Includes both maintained and non-maintained special schools.
(3) Estimates based on incomplete pupil-level data. See Notes to Editors 4.
(4) In 2005/06 there were 26 exclusions for which gender was not classified—these are included in the total column only.
(5) The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the total number of permanent exclusions.
(6) The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of all pupils in primary, secondary and special schools (excluding dually registered pupils in special schools) in January of each year.
Note:
Totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Source: School Census.

Maintained primary, secondary and special schools( 1,2) : Number of fixed period exclusions by gender—England 2003/04 and 2004/05
2003/04( 3) 2004/05

Number of fixed period exclusions

Total(4)

344,510

389,560

Boys

263,900

292,290

Girls

80,610

94,270

Percentage of fixed period exclusions( 3)

Total

100

100

Boys

77

75

Girls

23

24

Percentage of school population( 4)

Total

4.49

5.12

Boys

6.76

7.62

Girls

2.14

2.53

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) Includes both maintained and non-maintained special schools.
(3) The number of fixed period exclusions expressed as a percentage of the total number of fixed period exclusions.
(4) The number of fixed period exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of all pupils in primary, secondary and special schools (excluding dually registered pupils in special schools) in January of each year.
Note:
Totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Source:
Termly exclusions survey.

Maintained secondary schools( 1,2) : Number of fixed period exclusions by gender—England 2005/06( 3)
Fixed period exclusions
Boys Girls Total

Number of exclusions

248,950

94,750

343,840

Percentage of school population(4)

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. (3) There were 140 exclusions for which gender was unclassified. These have been included in the total only. (4) The number of exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of pupils of each age in secondary schools as at January 2006. # less than 5, or a rate based on less than 5. 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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Pupil Exclusions: Free School Meals

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils received a (a) fixed period and (b) permanent exclusion in the last 12 month period for which figures are available, broken down by (i) ethnicity and (ii) sex;
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and how many of each were in receipt of free school meals at the time of their exclusion. [174291]

Kevin Brennan: The readily available information is shown in the tables. The provision of further information on excluded pupils free school meal eligibility would involve disproportionate cost.


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Maintained primary, secondary and special schools( 1, 2) : Number of permanent exclusions by ethnic group and gender( 3) , England, 2005/06 (Estimates)( 4)
Permanent e xclusions( 4)
Boys Girls Total
Number Percentage of school population( 5) Number Percentage of school population( 5) Number Percentage of school population( 5)

White

5,720

0.20

1,510

0.06

7,230

0.13

White British

5,520

0.20

1,470

0.06

6,990

0.13

Irish

20

0.18

10

0.05

30

0.11

Traveller of Irish heritage

10

0.66

0

0.05

10

0.36

Gypsy/Roma

20

0.64

10

0.23

30

0.44

Any other White background

130

0.16

30

0.04

160

0.10

Mixed

350

0.34

100

0.10

450

0.22

White and Black Caribbean

200

0.57

60

0.15

260

0.36

White and Black African

20

0.23

10

0.13

40

0.18

White and Asian

20

0.08

10

0.05

30

0.06

Any other Mixed background

100

0.29

30

0.07

130

0.18

Asian

300

0.12

30

0.01

330

0.07

Indian

60

0.07

10

0.01

60

0.04

Pakistani

140

0.14

10

0.02

160

0.08

Bangladeshi

60

0.16

*

*

70

0.08

Any other Asian background

30

0.12

*

*

40

0.06

Black

560

0.42

140

0.10

700

0.26

Black Caribbean

300

0.66

70

0.16

380

0.41

Black African

190

0.26

40

0.06

230

0.16

Any other Black background

70

0.44

20

0.14

90

0.30

Chinese

*

*

0

0.00

*

*

Any other ethnic group

60

0.16

10

0.03

70

0.10

Unclassified( 6)

290

70

360

Minority Ethnic Pupils

1,460

0.23

320

0.05

1,780

0.14

All pupils( 3)

7,270

0.21

1,860

0.06

9,130

0.14

* = Less than 5, or a rate based on less than 5 exclusions (1) Includes middle schools as deemed. (2) Includes both maintained and non-maintained special schools. (3) Includes pupils of compulsory school age and above only, so totals shown here will not match those given previously. Excludes dually registered pupils. Also excludes pupils for whom age is unclassified (27 cases of permanent exclusion). (4) Figures relating to permanent exclusions are estimates based on incomplete pupil-level data. See Notes to Editors 3. (5) The number of excluded pupils expressed as a percentage of the school population of compulsory school age and above in each ethnic group. (6) Includes pupils whose ethnic information was not sought or refused. Notes: 1. Totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. 2. The number of exclusions by ethnicity in secondary schools has been derived from the National Pupil Database. Pupils' ethnicity and gender has been established by linking to their most recent 'on roll1 entry in the School Census

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