High­est level of school ex­clu­sions since 2006

Num­ber of sus­pen­sions for at­tack­ing staff also rises in the county

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Claire Miller buck­snews@trin­i­tysouth.co.uk Twit­ter: @get_bucks

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.

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