Data set from Outcomes for children in need, including children looked after by local authorities in England

National - Suspensions and permanent exclusions

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Suspensions and permanent exclusions by social care group.

Data set details

Children's social care
Outcomes for children in need, including children looked after by local authorities in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Total number of pupils
  • Total number of pupils permanently excluded
  • Total number of pupils with one or more suspension
  • School type
  • Social care group
Time period
2016/17 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparisonTotal837998065200.082625303.13
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparisonState-funded secondaryxxxxx
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparisonState-funded primaryxxxxx
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparisonState-funded AP schoolxxxxx
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparisonSpecialxxxxx

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
pt_one_plus_susPercentage of pupils with one or more suspension
pt_perm_exclPercentage of pupils permanently excluded
school_typeSchool type - Filter by school type
social_care_groupSocial care group - Filter by social care group
t_one_plus_susTotal number of pupils with one or more suspension


  1. The all pupils comparison figures taken from the national publication are produced using a different methodology based on enrolments and the school type is allocated in a different way. As a result of this, the all pupils comparison is not provided by school type as it is not appropriate to compare. More detailed information on the suspensions and permanent exclusions data published within this release is available in the accompanying methodology.
  2. State-funded alternative provision (AP) schools include pupil referral units, alternative provision academies and alternative provision free schools (in previous years this school type was labelled as 'Pupil referral unit' but the inclusion criteria is the same).
  3. While suspensions and permanent exclusions were possible throughout the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years, national restrictions will have had an impact on the numbers presented and caution should be taken when comparing across years.

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