Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

Permanent exclusions and suspensions - by geography

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Termly number and percentage of permanent exclusions and suspensions and those pupils receiving one or more suspension.

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
2016/17 Autumn term to 2021/22 Spring term

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Autumn term202122NationalE92000001EnglandTotal21287831645020970.025221838172.210281103671.32709
Spring term202122NationalE92000001EnglandTotal21291836867821750.025992008262.399731224191.46282
Autumn term202122NationalE92000001EnglandSpecial1067144049240.0166651593.5814233052.29436
Autumn term202122NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primary1678446014202260.00491217960.47368131950.28676
Autumn term202122NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary3436357098118470.051721568624.39269938672.62861

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
num_schoolsNumber of schools
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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