Highest level of school exclusions since 2006
Number of suspensions for attacking staff also rises in the county
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE saw the number of permanent exclusions of secondary pupils at its highest level in at least nine years.
There were 47 secondary pupils permanently excluded in 2014/15, the highest number since at least 2006/07.
The number of primary pupils in Buckinghamshire suspended for physically assaulting staff was at its highest level since 2006/07, with 115 fixed-term exclusions.
Overall, there were 413 fixed-term exclusions of primary pupils in Buckinghamshire in 2014/15.
School suspensions for primary pupils across England are at their highest level since 2006/07, with nearly 50,000 last year.
Across England, 5,800 pupils were permanently excluded from state schools in 2014/15, up 17% from 4,950 in 2013/14 and the highest number since 6,550 in 2008/09. This is the third year in which permanent exclusions have risen.
There were 920 exclusions of primary pupils, up from 870 in 2013/14, and the highest number since 2007/08, and 4,790 permanent exclusions of secondary pupils, the highest number since 5,020 in 2009/10.
The number of permanent exclusions of primary pupils for attacking staff is at its highest number since 2006/07, with 290 exclusions in 2014/15, up from 240 in 2013/14.
There were 30 children aged under four who were permanently excluded from school in 2014/15.
Numbers of school suspensions of primary pupils for attacking staff have been rising since 2006/07, and hit 12,650 in 2014/15. Suspensions for racist abuse were also at a nine year high, at 430.
Among secondary pupils, permanent exclusions for attacks on teachers were the same in 2013/14 at 290.
The number of exclusions for drugs and alcohol among secondary pupils was up 17% in a year to 480, the highest number since 2006/07.