Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

Suspensions - average days missed (2013-14 to 2021-22)

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Average number of suspensions and average days lost per suspended pupil.

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of schools
  • Headcount
  • Suspensions
  • School Type
Time period
2013/14 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic year201314NationalE92000001Englandstate-funded secondary33393181361978438210578489219.01156731.820464.22933
Academic year201415NationalE92000001Englandspecial1031103970561571408228078.554372.590035.16434
Academic year201617NationalE92000001Englandstate-funded secondary345132230891331750302891665875.01488182.035314.47443
Academic year201819NationalE92000001Englandstate-funded secondary344833279701477913357715738956.51642142.178354.49996
Academic year202021NationalE92000001Englandstate-funded primary1681046606821568654620378432.5244181.892173.21208

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
average_days_missed_suspAverage days missed per suspended pupil. (Number of days of suspension / pupils with one or more suspension).
average_number_suspAverage number of suspensions per excluded pupil. (Number of suspensions/ pupils with one or more suspension).
num_schoolsNumber of schools
number_days_suspNumber of days 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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