Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

02a - Permanent exclusions and suspensions - by characteristic (2006-07 to 2020-21)

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Number and percentage of permanent exclusions and suspensions and those pupils receiving one or more suspension by pupil characteristics. Includes breakdowns by age, gender, national curriculum year, ethnicity, Free School Meals and Special Educational Needs

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Headcount
  • Permanent exclusions
  • Permanent exclusions (rate)
  • Characteristic
  • School Type
Time period
2006/07 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primaryAgeAge 10623632680.010903866102001.63557995761560.98712061
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondaryAgeAge 101936950.0258144464762.4575352372661.373328515
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded specialAgeAge 10979320.0204227516897.03563773433.502501787
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandTotalAgeAge 10652794750.011489076113651.74097801167651.036314672
Academic year202021NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primaryAgeAge 11148700402.689979825231.546738399

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicCharacteristic - Detail of age, gender, national curriculum year, ethnicity, fsm, SEN
one_plus_suspPupil enrolments with one or more suspension
one_plus_susp_ratePupil enrolments with one or moresuspension (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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