Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

Permanent exclusions and suspensions - pupil referral units

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Termly number and percentage of permanent exclusions and suspensions and those pupils receiving one or more suspension by term in pupil referral units.

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Headcount
  • Number of schools
  • Permanent exclusions
Time period
2016/17 Autumn term to 2021/22 Autumn term

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Autumn term202122NationalE92000001EnglandPupil referral unit323954780.083809869103.37279481150.39279
Autumn term202122RegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastPupil referral unit1863600.0000061396.3836536056.60377
Autumn term202122RegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestPupil referral unit48185820.107642410129.70936109658.98816
Autumn term202122RegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberPupil referral unit34126200.0000071056.2599038930.82409
Autumn term202122RegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsPupil referral unit2264200.0000037157.7881622935.66978

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 8 variables
Variable nameVariable description
num_schoolsNumber of schools
one_plus_suspPupil enrolments with one or more suspension
one_plus_susp_ratePupil enrolments with one or more suspensionn (rate)
perm_exclPermanent exclusions


  1. For 2019/20 and 2020/21, while suspensions and permanent exclusions were possible throughout the academic year, pandemic restrictions will have had an impact on the numbers presented and caution should be taken when comparing across years.

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