Data set from Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England

05 - Suspensions - duration of suspension (2006-07 to 2020-21)

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Number of suspensions by length of suspension

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Suspensions and permanent exclusions in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of suspensions
  • Duration of suspension in days
  • School Type
Time period
2006/07 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic year200910NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary2427
Academic year200910NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary2554
Academic year200910NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary2618
Academic year200910NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary2714
Academic year200910NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary2818

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
duration_days_suspDuration of suspension in days
school_typeSchool Type - State-funded primary, secondary and special
suspensionNumber 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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