Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

13 - Permanent exclusions and suspensions - by term (2018-19 to 2020-21)

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Number and percentage of permanent exclusions and suspensions and those pupils receiving one or more suspension by term. Includes 2018/19 to 2020/21 only.

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
  • School Type
Time period
2018/19 Autumn term to 2020/21 Summer term

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Autumn term202021NationalE92000001England21270Total829177217370.020951599881.92948
Summer term202021NationalE92000001England21306Total829177217000.02051493421.80109
Spring term202021NationalE92000001England21281Total82917724910.00592431400.52027
Spring term202021NationalE92000001England16797state-funded primary4660682530.0011466670.14305
Autumn term202021NationalE92000001England16791state-funded primary46606821330.00285192860.4138

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
num_schoolsNumber of schools
perm_exclPermanent exclusions
perm_excl_ratePermanent exclusions (rate)
school_typeSchool Type - State-funded primary, secondary and special


  1. Headcount figures given correspond to the headcount in Spring term each year, and therefore rates for Autumn and Summer terms are calculated based on exclusions and suspensions in those terms, but as a proportion of the spring headcount.
  2. 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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