Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

Suspensions - duration of suspensions

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Number of suspensions by length of suspension in days.

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of suspensions
  • Duration of suspension in days
  • School Type
Time period
2016/17 Autumn term to 2021/22 Autumn term

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Autumn term202122NationalE92000001EnglandTotal187775
Autumn term202122NationalE92000001EnglandTotal10819
Autumn term202122NationalE92000001EnglandTotal1183
Autumn term202122NationalE92000001EnglandTotal1265
Autumn term202122NationalE92000001EnglandTotal1329

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
duration_days_suspDuration of suspension in days
school_typeSchool Type - State-funded primary, secondary and special
suspensionNumber of suspensions


  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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